Man arrested for drug possession in Putnam County


INTERLACHEN, Fla. - A man was arrested Friday when deputies found him living in deplorable conditions in a camper with his son, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Matthew Lee Sherman parked the camper on his mother's property in Interlachen.

Sherman gave deputies permission to search the camper. Deputies found his 5-year-old son inside and a box marked "Sherman's Toy Box" that contained syringes and spoons used for injecting drugs. The box also had controlled substances.

Deputies said the camper was infested with cockroaches.

Sherman was initially arrested on an outstanding warrant for violation of drug offender probation. He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a harmful legend drug without a prescription and child neglect.

Sherman is being held in the Putnam County Jail without bond. His son is in the care of Sherman's mother.