Husband, wife jailed

Published 6:30 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Osric Merrell Hines, 44, and Kimberly Burnette Hines, 38, both residents of Fostertown Road in Angie, are in the Washington Parish Jail charged with sale of illegal drugs.  

On Jan. 12, detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at the Hines residence.  Once inside the residence, detectives discovered both Osric and Kimberly Hines along with quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine.  Both were arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail charged with multiple counts of possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, distribution of illegal drugs and possession of illegal drugs. Each Hines remains in jail with Osric’s bond set at $300,000 and Kimberly’s bond set at $100,000.

Osric Hines has at least six previous arrests in Washington Parish on charges including distribution of illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present, obstruction of justice, failure to appear in court, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and contempt of court. Jail records indicate he was arrested in 2006, 2007, 2017, 2018 and twice in 2022.

“It’s always good for Washington Parish when illegal drugs are removed from our community and drug dealers are put in jail,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal.  “I commend our narcotics detectives on a job well done.”