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FBI now searching for drug dealing N. Idaho doctor

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STATELINE, Wash. -

A drug dealing doctor on the run in North Idaho now has the FBI hot on his trail, after disappearing following a conviction of passing out prescription painkillers -- for a price. Detectives say his deals stretch from the town of Pinehurst in the Silver Valley to strip clubs at the Idaho-Washington state line.

According to court documents,  one of the places Beier sold drugs was at Stateline Showgirls, but they also say he'd go to buyers' homes, and random parking lots around North Idaho. People who knew him in Pinehurst say they are surprised by his convictions.

In the 60 years Jerry Hakola has owned his barber shop, he's seen it all. He learned to cut hair from his grandfather, who also had a shop in town. He's lived here in the area his whole life and loves it.

"It's really a paradise. I was born here in 1937," Hakola said.

He says it's typically a pretty quiet town.

"I think it's pretty safe. No one really bothers anyone, unless you go out and drink too much at a tavern," he said.

But today, he's seen quite a few cop cars driving around town. He heard the news they are on the lookout for Dr. Rafael Beier this morning--which came as a shock since he was cutting his hair just one week ago.

"He said he always tries to help people, but when he tried he ended up getting in trouble or something like that," Hakola explained.

According to these court documents, Beier would get money for the pills he sold...or favors like quote "forgiving his girlfriends debt to other strippers." The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office say deputies checked his last known address--but have no reason to believe he's returned to the county.

If you do see Beier, the FBI says to call 911. 

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