Meth charges for man already charged in sex crimes

A McDonough County man charged with having sex with a minor now faces new charges of possessing materials to make methamphetamine, the McDonough County Sheriff's Office said.

Dennis M. Thomas Jr., 25, of New Philadelphia originally was arrested by sheriff's deputies on April 30 and charged with five counts of criminal sexual abuse, solicitation to meet a child and prohibited sales and possession of alcohol, according to the McDonough County Sheriff's Office.

An ongoing investigation revealed Thomas was involved in buying pseudoephedrine tablets used to make methamphetamine, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office served him with charges of two counts of unlawful procurement of methamphetamine pre-cursors, according to the sheriff's office.

Thomas remains in the McDonough County Jail pending a court appearance.