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Reports: Reno auto dealer’s son arrested, feds search dealership

RENO — Reports say the son of a Reno auto dealer was arrested and federal agents searched a dealership and home in what the U.S. attorney’s office is calling a continuing investigation.

Records show that 38-year-old Richard Winston West II was being held Friday at the Washoe County Jail on an unspecified federal charge following raids Thursday at his home and at the Jones-West Ford dealership.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says the case is sealed.

Jones West Ford Used Car Manager Jay Costet tells KOLO-TV (http://bit.ly/1qYNX7I ) on behalf of company owner Richard West that the investigation focuses on employees, not the dealership itself.

KOLO says several arrests were made and the FBI and federal Drug Enforcement and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were involved.

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