Andrea Sanderlin, 45, admitted guilt in federal court in Brooklyn Tuesday. She was charged with growing some 1,000 marijuana plants inside a Queens factory from 2009 until her arrest in May, the New York Daily News reported.
While growing the weed, Sanderlin was living in a rented $10,000-per-month mansion in Westchester, riding horses and telling neighbors she was a wealthy divorced woman.
The News said she faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in a federal prison. There is, however, a "safety valve" option that could see Sanderlin cut down her prison sentence if she has a non-violent criminal history, and is willing to cooperate with prosecutors and offer information about the operation and her co-conspirators.
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