Real Life ‘Weeds’: A Suburban Mom Allegedly Ran A Multi-Million Dollar Pot Operation

06.05.13 4 years ago 3 Comments

In the past few months we’ve seen a real life version of Justified and a real life version of Breaking Bad, so I suppose it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that now there’s a real life version of Weeds, too. From The Smoking Gun:

A suburban mom–and budding equestrian–has for years maintained a secret life as the alleged head of a multimillion-dollar marijuana grow operation that was finally broken up last month when federal agents raided a New York City warehouse and discovered nearly 3000 pot plants and state-of-the-art cultivation equipment, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Andrea Sanderlin, 45, was arrested two weeks ago outside a Queens building housing a “sophisticated operation to grow and process marijuana,” according to a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. During the May 20 raid, investigators seized about 2800 pot plants, “large quantities of dried marijuana,” and “lighting, irrigation and ventilation systems.”

There are some other fun facts in that Smoking Gun story — she lived in one of the country’s wealthiest counties, police found books on marijuana growing and money laundering in her home, etc. — but there’s no word yet on whether she also had sex with Mark-Paul Gosselaar in a bar. We will obviously keep you posted.

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