A 40-year-old Nederland man was convicted Aug. 21, of drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

A jury returned the verdict late Thursday evening, convicting Stephen Shane Hall, also known as Shane Hall, of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to information presented in court, from Feb. 2013 to Aug. 2013, law enforcement officers investigated Hall and others regarding the distribution of methamphetamine in the Orange County area. On Aug. 31, 2013, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Spooner Road in Orange County. During the search, 57 grams of methamphetamine were discovered as well as many items relating to the distribution of narcotics. Officers also located three firearms inside the residence and garage area.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Nov. 6, 2013, charging Stephen Shane Hall, Misty Hall, Kevin Trent Portie, and Scott Robicheaux with federal drug trafficking violations. Hall, Portie, and Robicheaux have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Stephen Shane Hall faces a mandatory sentence of life in federal prison.  A sentencing date has not been set.

Along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, several other law enforcement agencies investigated the case.