Drugs, Weapons Found During I-85 Traffic Stop

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Richard Holbrooks and William Hartshorn
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Two men were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 85 led officials to drugs and weapons, Gwinnett County police said.

Police said an officer stopped a Cadillac STS that was being "operated erratically" early Friday morning on I-85 near Hamilton Mill Road.

The Gwinnett County police officer said he believed the driver and passenger of the vehicle were trying to be deceptive so he requested and was given consent to search the vehicle.

Officers found 114 grams of methamphetamine and 7 grams of marijuana. The officer also found three handguns, which were all said to be within easy reach of the driver and passenger.

Police said one of the guns, a 9mm, had the serial number removed.

William Hartshorn, 56, of Seneca, SC and Richard Holbrooks, 44, also of Seneca, SC were arrested.

Hartshorn, the vehicle's driver, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce, three counts of possession of firearm while committing a felony, possession of firearm with serial number removed, illegal window tint, and failure to maintain lane.

Holbrooks was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce, three counts of possession of firearm while committing a felony and possession of firearm with serial number removed.

Both men remain in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.