A man is in the Gaston County Jail after being arrested Friday by the Gaston County Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension and Suspect Tracing Team (FAST).
According to GPD’s FAST team, Muhammad Abdur-Rahim was found near McAdenville Road in Belmont. He was wanted on federal charges for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with a drug trafficking offense.
Officials say Abdur-Rahim was out on bond on charges pending in Iredell County for possession of a firearm by a felon, fleeing to evade arrest, trafficking fentanyl and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.
Because of Abdur-Rahim’s history, the GPD’s FAST team called on the Gaston County Emergency Response Team (ERT) for help, police said. Through their teamwork, they were able to arrest Abdur-Rahim without issue.
While searching his vehicle, officers found two pounds of crystal methamphetamine.
During the arrest, Abdur-Rahim was served with his pending federal charges and new methamphetamine trafficking charges were brought against him.
According to police, Adbur-Rahim is currently in the Gaston County Jail without bond.
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