December 27, 2010 in Region

400 pounds seized in cocaine arrest


BELLINGHAM – Federal prosecutors have charged two Canadian nationals with drug possession after being arrested with about 400 pounds of cocaine.

Leah Norton and Curtis McLay were arrested Dec. 6 outside a Bellingham diner after federal agents tailed them from a known smuggling spot on the Canadian-U.S. border. They were in federal court in Seattle last week.

Agents found 184 bricks of cocaine that weighed about 2 pounds each.

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