SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Andrea Sanderlin, the Scarsdale “Pot Mom,” could not reach a plea agreement in court on Monday and had her case adjourned until November.
The mother of three, who is accused of running a multi-million dollar marijuana drug ring out of a Queens warehouse, is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison if an agreement cannot be reached.
Plea negotiations began in July, when attorney Joel Winograd met with U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, who postponed the case until this week. In addition to her prison time, Sanderlin faces up to $10 million in fines on multiple felony drug charges.
Sanderlin was released on July 1 after posting $500,000 bond. She pled not guilty to felony charges of manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute and maintaining a drug-involved property.
The suspect rented a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home on Saxon Woods Road, where large amounts of cash and books about money laundering and growing marijuana were found by police, officials said.
The Drug Enforcement Agency caught wind of Sanderlin’s quiet operation after her friend and fellow village resident Stephen Haberstroh was busted as part of a different drug-ring in April, according to reports.
Another suspect in the case talked to federal investigator about someone named “Andi.” Authorities then began tailing Sanderlin, who used large amounts of cash to buy items from a Brooklyn garden that could be used in a grow house.
According to reports, when her indictment was announced, Sanderlin was compared to a Colombian drug kingpin.