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      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.
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