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Campus Police Officer Escapes Prison For Marijuana Growing Operation

ALBANY -- A decorated State University of New York
police officer who was appointed as the first female investigator in
the department's ranks has been arrested with her husband on federal
marijuana manufacturing charges.

Wendy Knoebel, 48, of Duanesburg,Schenectady County, was arrested Wednesday by federalagents on charges alleging she and her husband, Kenneth, were growing approximately 100
marijuana plants inside a pole barn at their Suits Road property.
Knoebel is an investigator at the University at Albany campus.The couple were released after an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Randolph Treece on Wednesday afternoon in Albany.

A federal felony complaint filed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration indicates State Police
investigators raided the Schenectady County property on Monday. Police
said they found marijuana plants growing inside a pole barn with
heated floors.Police said they also found small amounts of marijuana in the couple's residence on the property.

Knoebel became a SUNY police officer in 1991. She moved to Tennessee in the
mid-1990s and continued her police career there in the city of
Collierville before returning to the SUNY police force, and assigned to
the University at Albany campus, in 1995.In 1997 Knoebel, a
certified evidence technician, was promoted to investigator, according
to the university's website. In 2002, Knoebel received an award for
"excellence in police services," according to the university.

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Added: May-14-2012 Occurred On: May-14-2012
By: lukescorner
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Tags: marijuana, police, officer, court, sentence
Location: Albany, New York, United States (load item map)
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