Andrea Sanderlin is not an actress, but her story—a horse-riding suburban mother of three accused of running a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring—sounds like it belongs on television.
Federal prosecutors have charged Sanderlin, 45, with conspiring to manufacture and distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants.
The charges were filed after federal agents followed Sanderlin, an equestrian who lives in the posh New York suburb of Scarsdale, to a Queens warehouse that housed thousands of marijuana plants. Investigators estimate the plants have a street value of at least $3 million.
The massive warehouse drew suspicion because of its exorbitant monthly electric bills, including one as high as $9,000. Each bill was paid with cash.