(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.
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.