Man faces gun and drug charges after ATF investigation in West Willow
- Updated story: Confidential informants help ATF, sheriff's deputies in case against alleged West Willow drug dealer
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.