Centralia Woman Sentenced For Meth Charges

(BENTON, IL) — A 24-year-old Centralia woman was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 46 months in prison after she earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of an eight-count indictment charging her with meth-related possession and conspiracy. Rachel Reeve pleaded guilty in September 2015 to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of Pseudoephedrine with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, charges returned against her in November 2014.She was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on each count to be served concurrently. According to court documents, the conspiracy operated from approximately December 2012, to February 21, 2014, in Marion, Clinton and Jefferson Counties. During this time, Reeve obtained and provided pills containing Pseudoephedrine to others in the conspiracy who manufactured methamphetamine, and she knew the pills would be used for that purpose. She generally obtained cash in exchange for the pills which she used to support her own drug habit. Information leading to the charges against Reeve was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, and the Centralia Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.