Feds indict Homer man

A federal grand jury in Anchorage on Wednesday indicted a Homer man on drug charges involving teenage girls he allegedly induced to have sex with him, gave drugs to and used to sell methamphetamines, Oxycontin and Xanax.


Randall Scott Hines, 33, a halibut charter captain who guides on the fishing boat The Rebel, faces 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 case started when Homer Police investigated a sexual abuse of a minor case. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said that police then notified the FBI. Federal agents served a search warrant in Homer involving Hines’ property.

According to the indictment, between June and November 2010, Hines is alleged to have sold Oxycontin and methamphetmine to a teenage girl, identified as Juvenile A, between the ages of 16 and 18. Hines allegedly had a relationship with her that involved giving her drugs and having sex with her. In the summer of 2010, Juvenile A ran away from home and moved in with Hines at his Glacierview Court home.

In June, Hines held a birthday party for another juvenile on his boat, The Rebel, where he is alleged to have distributed meth and Oxycontin to people, including Juvenile A. Hines also is alleged to have paid Juvenile A with meth for cleaning his boat. He also is alleged to have used Juvenile A to distribute drugs.

Hines also is alleged to have met another girl in June 2009, then under age 16 and identified as Juvenile B. She is alleged to have snuck out of her home several times a week to meet Hines. He’s alleged to have sold her meth or provided her with meth and Oxycontin in conjunction with sex.

The indictment also charges Hines with obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to influence the testimony of Juvenile A and B in making false statements in restraining order proceedings. According to court records, three short-term restraining orders were granted against Hines, one in 2010 and two this summer. In July, Hines was charged in state court with violating a restraining order after he allegedly contacted the plaintiff by sending her a text message.

Hines also was charged in state court on two counts of third-degree assault in March in a road rage incident where he allegedly brandished a revolver at two Anchor Point men after they passed him in a car on the Sterling Highway and kicked up rocks at Hines’ Ford Edge crossover SUV.

The federal government also is seeking to have Hines forfeit the 2010 Ford Edge and his boat, a 32-foot Bayweld with twin 225 hp Honda outboard engines.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly R. Sayers-Fay, who presented the case to the grand jury, said that if convicted of any of the distributing drugs to a person under 21 counts, Hines faces a mandatory minimum sentence of one year with a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, up to six years of supervised release, and up to a $2 million fine. If convicted of controlling a place for distribution and use of controlled substances, Hines faces 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 FBI and the Anchorage Police, part of the Innocence Lost Task Force, conducted the investigation. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call FBI Special Agent Jolene Goeden at (907) 276-4441.

Hines is in custody at the Anchorage Jail and has a detention hearing on Monday, Aug. 22, in Anchorage.


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