Three agencies in Alaska got a big payday Tuesday.
Karen Loeffler, the U.S. attorney for Alaska, presented three oversized checks to the Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska National Guard and the Anchorage Police Department during a news conference at the federal building in Anchorage.
Troopers got the lion's share, at $1.5 million. The guard received about $428,000, and Anchorage police received about $362,000.
The money came after a large Alaska marijuana distribution ring was broken up in about 2006. The ring, led by the now-jailed Thomas Ranes, made about $10 million while active.
The money that was distributed to Alaska groups came from the forfeiture of property used by the drug ring.