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Racine Police DepartmentA daughter and father have been charged with drug charges by the Racine County District Attorney’s on Thursday.

Danielle Kuhnwald, 20, of Racine, and her father William Kuhnwald, 54, of Racine, were charged with manufacturing marijuana-party to a crime and maintaining a drug trafficking place-party to a crime. If convicted of both felony charges, the two face up to 13 years, six months in prison and/or fined up to $35,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police were called to a residence at 2807 Wright Ave. after two men were seen breaking into the home. During the investigation, police found a small grow operation with over 20 plants, and drug paraphernalia. A relative told police that Danielle and William were on vacation

The plants, which were kept in the basement in an area behind a false wall, were segregated into three different growing stages. It also had an irrigation system, and air filters connected to the air vents, according to the complaint.

Danielle is being held on a $10,000 bond and is expected to have a preliminary hearing on Oct. 1. William is expected to make an appearance on 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.