Homer Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Drug Trafficking and Obstructing Justice
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 18, 2011|
ANCHORAGE—Acting United States Attorney Kevin Feldis announced that a Homer man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage for two counts of distribution of oxycontin to a person under the age of 21; two counts of distribution of methamphetamine to a person under the age of 21; one count of employing a juvenile to violate drug laws; one count of controlling a place for distribution and use of controlled substances; and two counts of obstruction of justice.
The eight-count indictment names Randall Scott Hines, 33, a resident of Homer, Alaska, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on multiple occasions between June 16, 2010, and November 20, 2010, Hines distributed oxycontin and methamphetamine to Juvenile A, who was 16 years old. The indictment alleges that Hines distributed these drugs to Juvenile A in conjunction with having sex with her, that he distributed methamphetamine to her while hosting a birthday party on his boat, the Rebel, and that Hines also distributed drugs to Juvenile A to compensate her for cleaning his boat. The indictment further alleges that during this same time period, Hines used Juvenile A to distribute methamphetamine for him, and from approximately July 2010, to September 2010, Hines obstructed justice by urging Juvenile A to submit an inaccurate signed document in State of Alaska restraining order proceedings.
The indictment also alleges that Hines distributed oxycontin to another juvenile, Juvenile B, in the summer of 2009, and distributed methamphetamine to Juvenile B on multiple occasions from September 2010 to December 2010. Hines distributed the methamphetamine with Juvenile B in conjunction with sex. Hines is also charged with obstructing justice by urging Juvenile B to prepare a signed document for submission in State of Alaska restraining order proceedings that Hines knew to contain false statements.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly R. Sayers-Fay, who presented the case to the grand jury, advised that if convicted of any of the counts for distributing drugs to persons under the age of 21, or employing a juvenile to violate drug distribution laws, Hines is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of one year with a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, up to six years of supervised release, up to a $2 million fine. If convicted of controlling a place for distribution and use of controlled substances, Hines is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. The maximum penalties for the obstruction of justice counts are 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and three years of supervised release. The United States is also seeking to forfeit defendant’s vehicle and his 2005 fishing vessel, the Rebel. Hines is currently in federal custody, awaiting trial.
The FBI and Anchorage Police Department investigators, involved in the Innocence Lost Task Force, conducted the investigation the led to the indictment in this case. People with any information that may be pertinent to this matter are encouraged to call FBI Special Agent Jolene Goeden at 907-276-4441.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.