BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've seized 37 pounds (17 kilograms) of cocaine and more than $660,000 in cash and charged three men after an investigation in western New York.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the Erie County Sheriff's Office started the investigation after stopping a tractor-trailer with Alabama plates outside Buffalo last month.

Federal prosecutors say officers observed three men involved in a drug deal five days later in West Seneca and arrested two Alabama men, ages 22 and 41, and a 41-year-old Buffalo man.

Police say they seized 17 individually packaged pressed powder bricks of cocaine and $664,000 in cash in 52 shrink-wrapped and taped bundles.

Authorities say all three men are being detained.