GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 32-year-old Wyoming man has pleaded no contest to a charge that he provided methamphetamine to a 16-year-old and then watched him smoke it.

Jeremy W. Thomas of Gillette entered the plea this past week to a charge of distributing a narcotic to a person under 18.

The Gillette News Record reports ( ) that under a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend a 4- to 6-year prison sentence. Thomas will be allowed to argue for less.

Authorities say Thomas was arrested Feb. 26 after the grandmother of the 16-year-old boy called police because he had been in the shower for 20 minutes trying to wash “bugs” off his skin and mouth after returning from Thomas’ apartment.

Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record,

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