From the Associated Press:
"The 37-year-old Virginia resident was arrested earlier this week along with a 30-year-old man whose home was allegedly stashed with hundreds of pounds of marijuana and more than $1 million in cash. Giove was one of downhill mountain biking's first female superstars, winning world and national titles before retiring six years ago."
Nicknamed "The Missile," Giove and her cohort, Eric Canori, face a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million if convicted.
There's apparently a local angle to this as well, as a traffic stop here in Illinois led to their eventual arrest.
According to the Saratogian:
"DEA spokesperson Erin Mulvey said the DEA learned of Giove and Canori's plans when Illinois State Police notified them about a suspicious traffic stop on June 13. DEA officials put their vehicle under surveillance until it arrived in Wilton. Mulvey said the drugs' final destination is 'still under investigation.'"
Giove holds the record for NORBA downhill wins with 14.
Melissa 'Missy' Giove facing prison [Bike Radar]
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