Suburban mom in marijuana case released - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Suburban mom in marijuana case released

Posted: Updated:

NEW YORK (AP) -- A suburban New York mom charged with growing thousands of marijuana plants worth millions of dollars has been released from jail.

Andrea Sanderlin was released on $500,000 bond. She pleaded not guilty last week in Brooklyn federal court.

The charges sound like a real-life version of the Showtime series "Weeds," which chronicled a California woman's decision to grow pot to support her family.

Sanderlin's attorney has said it was not a case of art imitating life. He said she is a mother of three children who should be presumed innocent.

Federal prosecutors have compared the woman to a Colombian drug lord. Officials said a warehouse connected to Sanderlin had more than 2,800 pot plants inside. Authorities said the plants were worth $3 million on the street.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices