A series of undercover drug purchases earlier this year led to five felony charges being filed Friday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 32-year-old Racine man.

George Shavon Thomas Jr. faces four felony charges of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, which each carry a fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison, along with a felony count of maintaining a drug-trafficking place, which carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison.

According to the criminal complaint: A confidential informant met with Thomas on April 18 at 933 N. Memorial Drive, where the defendant sold him 1.1 grams of cocaine. Similar sales were completed Aug. 1, 2 and 10 for 0.8, 1.1 and 0.7 grams of cocaine, respectively.

Thomas is charged as a repeat offender. Court records indicate he has previous felony convictions in 2017 for possession of marijuana and in 2006 for manufacturing/delivering cocaine.

The defendant is due back in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday for a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing.

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