North Fort Myers man faces charges for drug, felony firearm possession

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Bryant Keith Redfield, 40. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A man was arrested early Wednesday morning after Cape Coral police say he pulled out a gun during a fight and was later found with narcotics in his vehicle.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, Bryant Keith Redfield, 40, of North Fort Myers, was arrested after officers received a call about a disturbance on Yellow Creek Loop around 12:40 a.m. The call said a heavily built bearded man was in an altercation with another man and brandished a handgun during the dispute.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Redfield, who matched the caller’s description. Witnesses said Redfield still had the handgun on him, so he was immediately detained. They also said he had narcotics inside his vehicle.

Officers patted down Redfield and found a loaded handgun in his pocket. CCPD’s dispatch confirmed him to be a convicted felon who should not have weapons. A white powdery substance was also found inside his pants pocket, and a field test revealed it to be cocaine.

When officers searched the driver’s side area of Redfield’s vehicle, they found a large number of illegal narcotics, scales, baggies, ammunition, glass pipes with residue, and rifle ammunition.

Redfield was taken to the Lee County Jail. He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession over 20 grams, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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