Centralia woman pleads guilty to federal meth charges

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 24-year-old Centralia woman pleaded guilty to two federal meth charges against her.

Rachel Reeve admitted to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Pseudoephedrine with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

The charges were handed down by a Federal Grand Jury in East St. Louis in November 2014. Reeve was arrested a January federal drug sweep in Centralia.

Reeve faces five to 40 years imprisonment, a $4 million dollar fine on the conspiracy charge and a sentence of not more than 20 years and a $250,000 dollar fine for the pseudoephedrine charge.

According to court documents, the conspiracy operated from approximately December 2012 to February 21st, 2014 in Marion, Clinton and Jefferson Counties. During that period of time, Reeve obtained and provided pills containing pseudoephedrine to others in the conspiracy who manufactured meth 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 Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team and the Centralia Police Department.