26 pounds of cocaine seized in Bellingham traffic stop

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County sheriff's office says more than 26 pounds of what's believed to be cocaine has been seized from a California man during a traffic stop north of Bellingham, Wash.

The sheriff's office says deputies worked with the Department of Homeland Security to pull the car over Thursday afternoon on a local road.

The Bellingham Herald reports that a drug dog alerted deputies to the presence of drugs and the driver consented to a search of his vehicle.

Homeland Security seized the car and drugs. The driver was brought in for investigation. He was not identified.