Suburban NY Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges

Andrea Sanderlin is accused of running a multimillion-dollar pot-growing operation out of Queens.
2:17 | 06/28/13

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Mother from an upscale Westchester community. In court right now moments ago she was formally charged with running up a multimillion dollar drug operation eyewitnesses reporter Josh -- -- a lot of federal courthouse. In downtown Brooklyn Josh. Elvis is developing film the last half hour 45 minutes and in the past two minutes we actually got our hands on the first real look at what this woman looks like. This is a sketch by sketch artist Jane Rosenberg of 45 year old Andrea Sandra lynch she's the so called Scarsdale. -- mom. Who stood in court today pleaded not guilty to these charges flanked by her attorneys. Very very serious charges of course. Involving this alleged pot growing operation out of a warehouse in Queens we could show you video. That shows Sandra -- lavish lifestyle in Westchester. Vince Scarsdale. She was show living it up up -- -- in the suburbs she -- -- drove -- Mercedes -- was a picture of blue blooded privilege and -- sprawling. 2.3 billion dollars -- style mansion where she was raising two kids including a three year old prosecutors that she was paying for that lifestyle. Witness marijuana growing enterprise -- They allege she ran it -- -- vast vast warehouse they and covered about 3000 pot plants. Worth more than three million dollars last month federal agents descended on that warehouse they confiscated all of that pot. -- story does bear a striking resemblance to the cable drama weeds for a lawyer says this drama is as real -- that yet. This is not life. Imitating -- This is real life. Mishandling. Would like to fight this case. In a court of law back. -- defense attorneys announced plans to apply for bail in the next week she has up till now been being held in a federal detention center. Here in this city with no chance to post bond but apparently they are planning to request that from the -- next week of the trial will begin -- a few weeks after that if convicted. On the most serious charges she faces up to ten years in federal prison. Live outside federal court in downtown Brooklyn -- been Josh -- -- the channel seven eyewitness.

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