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Andrea Sanderlin Update: Alleged N.Y. pot mom due back in court

Andrea Sanderlin
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(CBS) NEW YORK - The 45-year-old woman from Scarsdale, N.Y. accused of running a massive marijuana growing operation in a city warehouse is due back in court Monday, reports the Bronxville Patch.

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According to the site, Andrea Sanderlin is staying at her children's grandparent's home in Manhattan and is being monitored electronically.

Sanderlin pleaded not guilty in June to charges of manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute and maintaining a drug-involved premise. The mother of three was later freed on a $500,000 bond.

Sanderlin first came under suspicion after U.S. Drug Enforcement agents found that a Consolidated Edison utility account linked to her was being used to power lighting, irrigation and ventilation at a Queens warehouse, court papers said. The operation was listed under the name Fantastic Enterprises.

The agents tailed the mother of three driving a Mercedes from Scarsdale to Queens and back and stopped her May 20, the complaint said. After getting a warrant, they searched the warehouse and found more than 2,800 pot plants and large amounts of dried marijuana, officials said. The plants were worth an estimated $3 million on the street.

If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison, though the term could be shorter under federal sentencing guidelines.

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