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Putnam County Newswire

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  1. Florida man asked sheriff's office to test meth he worried was no good - and got arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... office after the police said they would test it for him. Kelly was arrested and charged for possession. (Putnam County Sheriff's Office) He drove to the sheriff's office and handed them a crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil. It tested ...

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  2. Florida man arrested after taking meth to sheriff's office for testingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    Douglas Kelly, 49, wanted the drugs tested because he thought the person who sold them to him gave him the wrong ones, according to the sheriff's office. PUTNAM COUNTY, FL A Florida man allegedly took illegal drugs to the sheriff's office after a "bad reaction" because he believed the person who sold him the drugs gave him the wrong ones and he wanted to "press charges."

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  3. Bad drugs? Cops will test them for you.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, of Hawthorne, Florida, asked Putnam County Sheriff's detectives to test his methamphetamine because he had a "violent reaction" to it and wanted to 'press charges" against the drug dealer he bought it from. Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, of Hawthorne, Florida, asked Putnam County Sheriff's detectives to test his methamphetamine because he had a "violent reaction" to it and wanted to 'press charges" against the drug dealer he bought it from.

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  4. Florida man arrested after calling sheriff to get his meth testedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, was arrested Tuesday after calling the Putnam County Sheriff's Office to complain he had been sold the wrong drugs. [Putnam County Sheriff's Office] PALATKA - A Florida man called the sheriff's office Tuesday after growing suspicious that the meth he had smoked was the wrong drug The concerned caller, 49-year-old Hawthorne resident Douglas Peter Kelly, experienced a "violent reaction" to narcotics he had purchased a week earlier.

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  5. Florida man arrested after asking cops to test his illegal drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, of Hawthorne, in northern Florida, contacted deputies because he thought someone sold him the wrong illegal drug. 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 sheriff's office wrote in a Facebook post .

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  6. He smoked meth and had a 'bad reaction.' So he asked cops for their help.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | The Miami Herald

    According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office , Douglas Peter Kelly, of Hawthorne, in northern Florida, contacted deputies on Tuesday with a complaint: He said that he thought that he'd been sold bad drugs. The police report on Facebook states that the man told deputies that he'd purchased methamphetamine about a week earlier and had suffered a "violent reaction," after taking it.

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  7. Local resident killed in ATV crash at Dunns Creek State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 27 | Historic City News

    Three local friends were riding a 2016 Canam Defender ATV traveling south on a dirt trail inside the Dunns Creek State Park last night, according a report received by Historic City News from the Florida Highway Patrol this morning. The State Park is located north of Sisco Road and east of US-17 in Putnam County.

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  8. Chewbacca surprises 4th grade 'Star Wars' fan at schoolRead the original story

    May 17, 2018 | SFGate

    The Force was truly with one young "Star Wars" fan this week. The boy, who's in the fourth grade in Putnam County, Fla., says he received a package from George Lucas himself - along with a visit from one of the Star Wars creator's beloved characters in the flesh.

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  9. West Virginia woman sentenced in fatal heroin overdoseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | NewsandSentinel.com

    A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the death of a man who overdosed on heroin. Media reports say 36-year-old Joney Shannon Farley of Hurricane was sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court on Friday for drug delivery resulting in death.

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  10. West Virginia woman sentenced in fatal heroin overdoseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | The Republican

    A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the death of a man who overdosed on heroin. Media reports say 36-year-old Joney Shannon Farley of Hurricane was sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court on Friday for drug delivery resulting in death.

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  11. Judge Scott DuPont waits in limbo facing dismissal, asks for 2nd chanceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... to turn in his office keys and parking access cards to the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell and the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka. DuPont had presided over civil cases. DuPont, who is paid $160,688 a year as a circuit ...

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  12. Two county-wide races to be decided TuesdayRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2018 | Herald-Citizen

    Two Putnam County-wide races will effectively be over when polls close at the end of Election Day Tuesday.Voters who vote in the Republican primary will choose between Terry Coomer and Jennifer a Voters who vote in the Republican primary will choose between Terry Coomer and Jennifer Wilkerson to be the next Putnam County Circuit Court Clerk. Current Clerk Marcia Borys did not seek reelection.

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  13. Putnam County Considers New Dangerous Dog Ordinance After Multiple AttacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Dog bite cases in Putnam County have one neighborhood calling for tougher enforcement of the state's law about dangerous dogs. If it's not a second documented attack or doesn't involve a severe injury, a dog may be left with its owner instead of being put down.

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  14. Flood Advisory Source: Weather CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2018 | WFTV Orlando

    ... radar indicated additional heavy downpours and embedded thunderstorms moving into Flagler County from southern Putnam County. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen across northern Flagler County. Heavy rainfall overnight will cause minor ...

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  15. Melrose's New Solar Plant Now Serving FPL Customers, But Some Residents Aren't HappyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Florida Power and Light's new solar plant in Melrose is fully operational, lowering the bill for customers across Florida. Located just south of State Road 222 and west of State Road 21 off Price Road between Hawthorne and Melrose, the plant, about the size of 130 football fields, has been up and running since Jan. 1. The solar plant, along with three other plants that also opened in the start of 2018, offered savings for customers of $1.74 per 1,000 kWh, according to FPL spokesman Stephen Heiman.

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  16. Judge Scott DuPont says he has learned from mistakes, should not be removedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... in 2016. DuPont had presided over civil cases at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell and the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka. But Chief Judge Raul Zambrano reassigned DuPont away from the courthouses and ordered him to turn in the ... 1 comment

  17. GA Planes Collide On The Ground At Palatka, FL AirportRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2018 | Aero-News Network

    ... landed on top of the other airplane. No other details were provided. This is the third GA accident to occur in Putnam County, FL in three weeks, according to the report. In late February, a single-engine airplane went down in the St. Johns River ...

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  18. Kayser Enneking Picks Up Key Local Endorsements in Race Against Keith PerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Capital Soup

    Just weeks after officially kicking off her campaign for State Senate, Dr. Kayser Enneking is announcing an impressive list of local endorsements. The list of supporters includes Alachua County Commissioners Hutch Hutchinson and Chuck Chestnut, Putnam County Commissioner Chip Laibl, Alachua County School Board members Gunnar Paulson, Eileen Roy, Rob Hyatt, and City Commissioners Helen Warren, Adrian Hayes-Santos, David Arreola, and former City Commissioners Susan Bottcher, Thomas Hawkins, and Warren Nielsen.

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  19. Underage sex sting snares South Daytona man, 13 moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The sheriff's office said the men, 18 to 63 years old, either traveled with intent to have sex with a minor or solicited a minor over the internet for sexual purposes. "During this operation many of the suspects traveled to an undisclosed location, hoping to have sex with a minor between the ages of 11 and 14 years old," said Putnam County Sheriff Gator DeLoach at a press conference.

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  20. Putnam Sheriff's Office Arrests 14 In Child Sex StingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Putnam County Sheriff's Office concluded an undercover operation cracking down on online sexual predators in which 14 men were arrested. The sting, "Operation Be Mine," began in early February.

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