Mom from wealthy suburb accused of growing 1,000 marijuana plants in New York warehouse

NEW YORK - A woman from a wealthy New York suburb is accused of leading a double life - growing and attempting to sell more than 1,000 marijuana plants from a city warehouse.

A federal complaint says Andrea Sanderlin, 45, from Scarsdale, N.Y., operated a warehouse in Queens that contained a "sophisticated operation to grow and process marijuana."

Realty sites estimate the value of Sanderlin's home and property between $1.2 million and $2.4 million, according to Newsday.

The complaint was filed May 20 by Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent David Lee. It was first reported Tuesday by The Smoking Gun website.

Sanderlin's attorney, Joel Winograd, did not return a message or email seeking comment Tuesday night.

Lee says law enforcement agents entered the warehouse using a search warrant to find two rooms designed to grow marijuana. He says each room had state of the art lighting, irrigation and ventilation systems.

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