Guy wanted police to make sure his drugs were OK, so...

PUBLIC NOTICE: If you believe you were sold bad drugs, we are offering a free service to test them for you. Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, of Hawthorne, found himself in a situation where he thought someone sold him the wrong illegal narcotic. 


On Tuesday, Kelly contacted the sheriff’s office and said he purchased methamphetamine about a week earlier and had a “bad reaction” after smoking the narcotic. The suspect said he believed because of the “violent reaction” he had after smoking the drug, he was sold the wrong narcotic. 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.

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. Kelly drove to the sheriff’s office and handed detectives a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil. 

The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine, the drug Kelly intended to purchase.

Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. He was walked to the Putnam County Jail and held on $5,000 bond.

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

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