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).

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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.

This is a developing story; check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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