A Baton Rouge man was convicted Friday of various drug-related crimes, as well as illegally possessing a firearm in connection with those crimes, Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said.
After a three-day trial, jurors found Quinton Hall, 32, guilty on all four counts presented at trial — conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; attempted possession with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of meth; distribution of 50 grams or more of meth and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime.
The case was heard in Middle District Court in Baton Rouge.
Hall would obtain kilogram and multi-ounce quantities of meth from suppliers in Texas and California, then, working with others in Gonzales and Walker, would distribute the meth to customers in Livingston and Ascension parishes, Amundson said in a news release.
Hall was arrested on Aug. 19, 2015, when he distributed 50 grams or more of meth; at the time of his arrest, he was found with a Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol hidden in a compartment behind his vehicle's stereo, Amundson said.
Hall, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 9, 2017, faces a lengthy federal prison sentence, including a mandatory minimum sentence of not less than 15 years in prison, Amundson said.