Man, woman accused of trafficking heroin, keeping explosives

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) _ Whatcom County authorities say they have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of selling heroin and having guns and explosives in their home.

The Bellingham Herald reports ( ) that the two suspects were taken into custody without incident Wednesday at their Everson home.

The sheriff's office says the arrests followed a months long investigation involving undercover officers who purchased heroin from the two suspects at the residence.

Deputies say they seized three guns from the home, heroin and two pipe bombs, which were found to contain explosive material.

The 27-year-old male suspect appeared in court Thursday and was ordered held on $100,000 bail. A public defender for the 26-year-old woman charged in the case says she was too sick to appear in court.