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Shelbyville Woman Found Guilty In Meth Possession After Meth Manufacturing Charge

A Shelbyville woman has been found guilty of unlawful possession of meth with a prior unlawful possession of meth manufacturing materials conviction. 38-year-old Rachel A. Rentfro was found guilty following a bench trial of the offense of unlawful possession of meth with prior possession of meth manufacturing materials.  Judge Amanda Ade Harlow presided over the trial, and Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke made the announcement.  


Rentfro was arrested on August 25th, 2021 after officers were dispatched to the Country View Apartments parking lot on 9th Street in Shelbyville in relation to a report of a female passed out in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle.  Officer Joe Houk approached the vehicle and noticed Rentfro slumped over the wheel. After awaking Rentfro, Houk observed her hiding a glass pipe with residue under her legs and the residue tested positive for meth at the Illinois State Police Crime Lab.


Rentfro faces a potential sentence of 2 to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be sentenced at a later date.  The investigation was conducted by the Shelbyville Police Department. 

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