The woman was pulled over by Gwinnett County Police on I-85 near Hamilton Mill Road for driving at night without lights.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 26
A local woman had an explanation for why illegal narcotics were in her vehicle -- just not a very good one. On Feb. 16 just after 11 p.m., a Gwinnett County Police officer patrolling I-85 northbound near Hamilton Mill Road noticed a white Lexus travelling without lights. After pulling the car over, the officer noticed the driver, Judy Francisco, 38, of Buford, seemed "fidgety" and, according to the report, "appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant." "Francisco would not sit or stand still and kept interrupting my lines of questions," the officer wrote in the report. Upon checking the criminal information database, the officer discovered Francisco was on active probation. When asked why she was on probation, Francisco advised her …
South Carolina man arrested on a charge of possession of amphetamines after a traffic stop on I-85 near Hamilton Mill Road.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 21
A South Carolina man ended up in the Gwinnett County Jail after pills, which he claimed to have thought were vitamins, turned out to be illegal narcotics. A Gwinnett County Police officer patrolling I-85 northbound on Feb. 14 observed a Honda CRV cross out of its lane of travel and straddle the middle dividing line before crossing back into its lane. The officer initiated a traffic stop based on the violation and made contact with the driver and the passenger, later identified as John Wesley Washburn, 27, of Easley, S.C. According to the police report, Washburn appeared to be nervous during the traffic stop. “I noticed during my interaction with [the driver that] Washburn’s stomach was beating up and down and he would not make eye contact …