A Fayette County jury deliberated for just a half hour on Wednesday before finding a St. Elmo man guilty on four drug-related charges. 47-year old Thomas J. “TJ” McCall was found guilty of unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of property to distribute methamphetamine and unlawful possession of cannabis. During the trial proceedings, McCall who was representing himself and had been given his in absentia rights during a previous court hearing, chose not to participate in the trial. McCall was again informed of his 6th Amendment rights prior to the start of Wednesday’s proceedings and McCall refused to acknowledge the court and therefore was not present in the courtroom during the trial by his own choice. However, standby counsel was present throughout the trial on McCall’s behalf. With the charge of unlawful possession with intent to distribute meth being a Class X felony, Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis asked the court that the bond amount of $150,000 be revoked which was allowed by Judge Kevin Parker. A pre-sentence investigation was also ordered. Sentencing for McCall is now set for September 21 at 1pm.