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Andrea Sanderlin Update: Scarsdale mom indicted in alleged marijuana-growing operation

The Scarsdale, N.Y., home of Andrea Sanderlin is seen on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Sanderlin has been charged with operating a marijuana growing operation in New York City. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald) Jim Fitzgerald

The Scarsdale, N.Y., home of Andrea Sanderlin is seen on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
AP/Jim Fitzgerald

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Andrea Sanderlin, a woman from a ritzy New York suburb, has been indicted on charges that she grew thousands of marijuana plants in a city warehouse.

PICTURES: N.Y. mom accused of running massive pot operation

The U.S. attorney in Brooklyn says Sanderlin, of Scarsdale, had a sophisticated pot-raising operation in the Maspeth section of Queens. Sanderlin was arrested in May on a federal complaint.

A call to Sanderlin's attorney, Joel Winograd, was not immediately returned.

Sanderlin, a mother of two daughters, has pleaded not guilty and has been held without bail since her arrest.

A federal complaint said she drove back and forth between her house in Scarsdale and the grow house in a Mercedes. Investigators discovered nearly 3,000 marijuana plants in the warehouse.

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said Tuesday the 45-year-old Sanderlin used drug money to maintain her upper-middle-class lifestyle.

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