HAWTHORNE, F.L. — A Florida man was arrested after taking illegal drugs to detectives and asking them to test the drugs to “ensure the quality,” according to authorities.
On Tuesday, Douglas Kelly, 49, of Hawthorne, Florida, called the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and asked if they could test the drugs he had bought the week before because he wanted to press charges against the person who sold them to him.
According to reports, Kelly said he had a bad reaction after smoking what he originally believed to be methamphetamine, but then thought was another illegal substance.
“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 Putnam County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
Apparently, Kelly drove to the sheriff’s office and gave authorities a clear, crystallized substance that was tested and determined to be methamphetamine, according to the Facebook post.
Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office posted a Facebook message for local drug users saying, “Remember, our detectives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase. If you believe you were sold bad drugs, we are offering a free service to test them for you.”