Plugging the Florida pill pipeline

Hundreds of people traveling north on I-75 Thursday morning rounded a small hill to find a pair of black and white police cars parked in the median. Some motorists, even one from Florida, waved at the Williamsburg officers; others passed by visibly nervous, fearful they didn’t hit their brakes fast enough.

But around 9:19 a.m., an older model Nissan carrying three people and hundreds of prescription pills sped past Public Affairs Officer Shawn Jackson, traveling about 10 mph over the speed limit. Like many times before, Jackson routinely stopped the vehicle, checked its license plate, and asked the driver, Jarrett Nichols, 28, of Lancaster, for his license and proof of insurance.

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