ALBANY (AP) - An upstate New York man who admitted conspiring in a coast-to-coast marijuana ring has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison in a case that included the discovery of $2 million in gold bars he'd hidden.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Eric Canori of Saratoga Springs was sentenced Tuesday in Albany. He'd pleaded guilty in June 2011 to the marijuana distribution conspiracy.
They say the gold bars found in the Warren County town of Queensbury were among $11.28 million in proceeds from the ring recovered by investigators.
The smuggling operation was broken up in 2009 with the seizure of 380 pounds of pot.
Former world mountain biking champion Melissa Giove also pleaded guilty in the case. She was sentenced to six months of home detention and five years' probation.