A Carthage man arrested Tuesday on charges he made meth and also cashed forged checks at a Lewis County business.
Lewis County sheriff's deputies say the charges against 21 year old Dajoun Marcellus come from two separate incidents.
The first was a garage fire at on State Route 126 in the town of Croghan on May 17.
During their investigation, deputies say they determined Marcellus possessed components used to make meth. He was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but deputies say all natural and accidental causes have been ruled out.
Marcellus was also charged with seven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument after he allegedly passed several forged check to the New Bremen General Store in February,
He was arraigned in Croghan town court and jailed on $5,000 bail.