Scarsdale mother Andrea Sanderlin indicted for allegedly running pot farm

Officials say they believe the marijuana was meant for distribution in the New York area.

Officials say they believe the marijuana was meant for distribution in the New York area. (6/18/13)

SCARSDALE - A Scarsdale woman accused of running a lucrative marijuana-growing operation has been indicted on federal drug charges.

Police arrested 45-year-old Andrea Sanderlin back on May 20 for allegedly running a multi-million dollar drug business in Queens. On Tuesday, she appeared in court, where prosecutors blasted her behavior as a parent of three.

According to federal investigators, Sanderlin had been growing marijuana since February 2009. Detectives began investigating after getting a tip from a former associate and noticing electric bills exceeding $9,000 per month.

Officials say they believe the marijuana was meant for distribution in the New York area.

If convicted, Sanderlin faces up to $10 million in fines and a minimum of 10 years in prison.
 

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