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A Florida man contacted the local Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday to request their assistance when he became concerned that he had allegedly attempted to purchase methamphetamine but suspected that he may have received the wrong substance.

Northern Florida resident 49-year-old Douglas Peter Kelly reportedly bought what he believed was methamphetamine from a drug dealer.

After allegedly using the substance Kelly suffered from a bad reaction which caused him to wonder if the drug he purchased really was methamphetamine, or possibly had been cut with another substance.

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Early in the morning on April 23 a Washington man who hit the back of the car in front of him in a fast food restaurant drive-thru was arrested after authorities alleged that he was in possession of illegal drugs.

46-year-old Russell Reubin Stewart of Southport was visiting a McDonald’s and attempting to use the drive-thru just prior to 2:00 a.m. when his Nissan Altima collided with the back end of the car in front of him in the lane. Stewart then reportedly tried to drive away.

A Washington County sheriff’s deputy happened to be behind Stewart’s vehicle at the time and he saw the alleged event take place. The deputy began to pursue Stewart in order to pull him over before he was able to leave the parking lot.

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Over 60 people attending a birthday party on New Year’s Eve in Cartersville, GA were taken into custody after officers discovered marijuana on the premises. They have all been charged for possession, though a vast number of them say they had no involvement with the substance in any way.

A nearby resident returning from an evening out called 911 to report what he believed were the sounds of gunshots in the area. When police responded they came across a party taking place, and they detained the remaining attendees while inspecting the premises to try to determine the origin of the reported gunfire.

When people at the party were questioned they alleged that the shots heard coming from the 21st birthday celebration were fireworks, and not a discharged weapon.

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A Pompton Lakes man who volunteers as a Santa Claus impersonator was pulled over while driving on Monday and arrested for alleged drug charges.

Charles R. Smith, a retired New Jersey Transit worker, currently does volunteer work dressing as Santa Claus for the Toys for Tots Foundation. He had been driving down Route 46 around 2:00 in the morning on Monday when South Hackensack police pulled him over for a routine traffic stop. Smith stated that he was on his way to a nearby motel at the time. One of the officers spotted a crack pipe next to Smith’s Santa suit which was hanging in the vehicle, and a search of the car allegedly uncovered empty plastic bags containing crack cocaine and heroin residue. A hypodermic needle was also said to be amongst the contraband items.

66-year-old Smith was taken into custody and faces two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released shortly after his detainment and awaits a court hearing. It is unknown whether Smith has legal representation at this time.

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32-year-old Jerilee Hughes was arrested after the Northwest Narcotics Task Force searched her home and found glass jars with psilocybin mushroom spores and growing supplies, as well as a small bag of useable mushrooms. Police also procured small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine as well as residue-coated paraphernalia.

Hughes faces two felony and five misdemeanor drug related charges. During her bond hearing, the prosecuting attorney accused Hughes of cultivating enough mushrooms to consider her a danger to the community. She is being held on $10,000 bond.

Due to financial hardship, Hughes, who alleges she has never before been implicated in legal issues, asked for a lower bond. She willingly offered to participate if a stipulation was added where she take part in regular drug testing.

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A New Jersey judge was scolded by his peers for ruling that an Essex County mom was guilty of child abuse and neglect because she occasionally smoked marijuana.

On Thursday the Essex County mother was cleared of her charges almost three years after the birth of her son, who was born with some marijuana in his system because the mom smoked occasionally during her pregnancy to help with her appetite and anxiety.

After giving birth, the hospital notified Child Protection. As a result of the report, the agency was supervising her parenting of the children and required that she attend drug counseling.