St. Paul Man Faces Drug Trafficking Charges in Clay County After Facebook Encounter with Undercover Agent

Russell Beier
Russell Beier

CLAY COUNTY, MN ( – Russell Lucas Beier, a 37-year-old resident of St. Paul, Minnesota, finds himself entangled in drug trafficking charges in Clay County. According to court documents, Beier, who was already on probation for drug-related offenses, connected with an undercover agent on Facebook.

Their interaction, seemingly innocent, quickly turned into discussions about distributing methamphetamine. This led law enforcement to orchestrate a traffic stop on April 17th along Interstate 94 near Barnesville. During the stop, authorities discovered 452 grams of methamphetamine and 7 pills containing fentanyl.

Beier now faces five felony charges related to the sale and possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Some of these charges carry a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, highlighting the severity of the situation.

This case underscores the significant role of social media in law enforcement operations and the consequences individuals may face for engaging in illicit activities online.


  1. Already on Probation? No way …and he was supposed to Stop Selling Drugs…Wow…I Mean…over 400 grams of Meth could have been for his own Personal use..yeah…thats the Ticket

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