Florida Man Arrested After Calling Police To Get Help Testing His Drugs

Douglas Peter Kelly called cops because he had a bad reaction after smoking methamphetamine, police said.

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Well, he got his answer.

A Florida man was arrested on drug charges after he called cops to help him determine if the methamphetamine he just smoked was high quality, police said.

Douglas Peter Kelly, of Hawthorne, called police on Tuesday because he had a bad reaction after smoking methamphetamine he allegedly bought the prior week. He said in his 911 call that he worried he was sold the wrong narcotic. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office told Oxygen.com that Kelly was experienced a racing heartbeat.

Kelly asked police if they could test the drugs for him and perhaps press charges against the person who sold him the apparent bad batch, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

“In an effort to ensure the quality of the drug the suspect purchased, detectives told Kelly if he came to the sheriff’s office they could test the narcotic he purchased,” the office said in a statement. 

Kelly drove himself to the sheriff’s office where he gave detectives “a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil.” Police tested the substance for him, just as promised. It tested positive for methamphetamine, according to police.

So Kelly was not a victim of a bad deal. But he got arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.




He's being held on $5,000 bond. Jail records don’t list an attorney for him at this time.

The expression on his face during Kelly’s mugshot suggests that he may have realized his mistake. 

“Remember, our detectives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase,” police noted.

This isn’t the first time someone called the police to report that their dealer may have sold them bad meth.

Margery Ann Dayrider of Great Falls, Montana called the cops last year, stating that she thought she was sold something other than meth.

"I do meth three times a day every day and have never had this reaction before," Dayrider, then 33, told police, according to The Great Falls Tribune. She allegedly handed over some crystals to police for drug-testing, and the test confirmed that she was in fact just sold meth, just like with Kelly, Dayrider was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

[Photo: Putnam County Sheriff’s Office]

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