Suburban Mom Arraigned In Multi-Million Dollar Pot Growing Case

NEW YORK (June 28, 20130—Andrea Sanderlin, a suburban New York mother of three accused of growing thousands of marijuana plants worth millions of dollars, entered a plea of not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

The story resembles a real-life version of the Showtime series "Weeds," which chronicled a California woman's decision to grow pot to support her family, but prosecutors say Sanderlin's business was reality, not fiction.

Sanderlin's attorney says she should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Sanderlin was held over for a bail hearing.

Her lawyer says he believes she will be released next week and that he wants to talk to prosecutors about a possible plea deal.

Authorities say the pot plants were worth $3 million on the street.


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