More than $230,000 has been handed out to the El Dorado County criminal justice system.

The payments stem from the investigation into an interstate marijuana-trafficking ring that resulted in federal prosecution.

The funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Justice equitable sharing program, which is designed to enhance cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. 

The case involves the arrest and conviction of two men charged with conspiring to cultivate marijuana and distribute it out-of-state.

Robert Mulready, 50, of Placerville was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Duane Petersen, 40, of Shingle Springs received a sentence of 22 months.

The two had to forfeit cash, bank accounts, and a house on 10 acres of land in Placerville.