Feds: Woman from wealthy New York suburb grew $3M in pot
NEW YORK (AP) - June 5, 2013 (WPVI) -- A woman from a wealthy New York suburb is accused of growing and attempting to sell nearly 3,000 marijuana plants from a city warehouse.
A federal complaint says Andrea Sanderlin, of Scarsdale, operated a warehouse in Queens that contained a "sophisticated operation to grow and process marijuana."
The complaint was filed May 20 by a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. A DEA spokeswoman said Wednesday that the 2,800 marijuana plants would have been worth $3 million on the street.
Sanderlin's attorney, Joel Winograd, did not return phone or email messages Tuesday night or Wednesday.
The complaint says agents with a search warrant entered the warehouse and found two rooms designed to grow marijuana. It says each had state-of-the-art lighting, irrigation and ventilation systems.
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