Cops say man asked them to test his meth after ‘violent reaction’

A man who thought he was having a bad reaction to methamphetamine asked deputies in Florida to test the drug, saying he wanted to “press charges” against his dealer, authorities said.

Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, of Hawthorne, told detectives from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office that he had a “violent reaction” after smoking methamphetamine he purchased a week earlier and wanted investigators to take a look at the product.

“The suspect said he believed because of the ‘violent reaction’ he had after smoking the drug, he was sold the wrong narcotic,” department officials posted on Facebook Wednesday. “Kelly told detectives in the drug unit he wanted the substance tested because he wanted to ‘press charges’ on the person who sold him the wrong narcotic.”

Detectives obliged Kelly’s request, telling him to come on down to the sheriff’s office. He then drove to the facility and handed investigators a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil that later tested for methamphetamine.

Kelly was charged with possession of methamphetamine and was walked next door to the Putnam County Jail, where he was ordered held on $5,000 bond, authorities said. He was released from custody late Wednesday, jail records show.

“Remember, our detectives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase,” the department said in the Facebook post, which had been shared more than 35,000 times as of Thursday.

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