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Posted on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 : 1:34 p.m.

Man faces gun and drug charges after ATF investigation in West Willow

By Lee Higgins

A man is facing federal gun and drug charges after a joint investigation by ATF agents and Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies in Ypsilanti Township's West Willow neighborhood.

Roman Whitfield, 34, of Superior Township, was charged today in a federal criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of a firearm and distributing a controlled substance.

Investigators said confidential informants bought a gun, crack and marijuana from Whitfield. Two informants were equipped with audio/video recording devices, records show.

ATF launched the investigation in May after receiving a tip.

This story will be updated.



Fri, Nov 4, 2011 : 7:24 p.m.

Where is the photo of the perp?


Fri, Nov 4, 2011 : 5:49 p.m.

What??? He didn't go get a purchase permit first??? You know, I bet he wasn't going to register those...