Straight out of the New York Post’s dreams comes 45-year-old Andrea Sanderlin, “a blond, equestrian mom living with her daughters in an exclusive Scarsdale enclave,” who also happens to be charged with running a huge marijuana-growing operation out of Queens under the vague but perfect name Fantastic Enterprises. Yes, it does sound like Weeds!
The mother of three, known to drive a Mercedes and a Maserati, allegedly had around 3,000 marijuana plants (worth $3 million) cared for with “lighting equipment, irrigation and ventilation systems” that ran her Con-Ed bill up to $9,000 a month, thus tipping off the DEA.
“When I first met her she told me she was running a baby furniture operation,” a friend said, while the owner of the farm where Sanderlin and her daughter rode horses added, “She said she worked at interior design or something.” Sanderlin’s nanny, who was caught allegedly bringing $7,900 in cash to her boss’s boyfriend, told the Smoking Gun, “I just know that she told me she was going to work in the morning.”
Asked by the Post for her thoughts, Weeds creator Jenji Kohan took the teed-up joke and said, “It’s tough being a stay-at-home mom — you have to make ends meet.”