ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 30 law enforcement agencies in New York, Illinois and California are splitting nearly $9 million in assets seized when authorities busted a cross-country marijuana ring involving buried gold and a former world mountain biking champion.

Federal attorneys in Albany say 33 agencies have received more than $8.9 million of the $12.5 million in assets seized when the pot ring was taken down by authorities in 2009. The rest of the assets went to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Eric Canori ran the operation from his home in Wilton, New York, where authorities seized nearly $1.5 million in cash. Officials later found $2 million in gold bars and coins Canori had buried at a nearby property.

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Former mountain biking champ Melissa Giove (gee-OH’-vee) was one of five people convicted after the drug bust.

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