By Kevin Deutsch
A convicted felon was arrested for illegally carrying a gun in Coral Springs after police found he had an outstanding warrant for possessing the dangerous opioid fentanyl, court records show.
Michael Kareem Roberts, 33, of Boynton Beach, found himself on the radar of Coral Springs Police Sept. 3 after a woman called 911 to report Roberts for threatening her while armed in the 4000 block of Northwest 88thAve., according to an arrest affidavit.
Officers arrived and frisked Roberts, discovering a .380 semi-automatic pistol loaded with five rounds, police said. Roberts, who has prior felony convictions, did not have a permit for the weapon, according to the records.
Police learned Roberts had an outstanding warrant for fentanyl possession stemming from a March 12 incident in Tamarac. He allegedly sold several pills of the opioid Percocet to an undercover Broward Sheriff’s Office detective in the 5300 block of North State Road 7, the records allege.
Roberts was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon, and the warrant for possession of fentanyl, according to the records.
Records show he was released from the Broward Main Jail on an unspecified bond.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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