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Posted on: May 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Reinholds Man Jailed for Guns, Metal Knuckles, Synthetic Marijuana, Meth, Mushrooms


A Reinholds man will serve up to 15 years in prison for illegal possession of an AK-47 and a pistol, and four different types of drugs.

John Tyler Andrew, 22, recently pleaded guilty to seven felonies and three misdemeanors regarding a Nov. 23, 2017, incident in which police found the firearms and drugs at Andrew’s North Ridge Road home.

Andrew, already a convicted felon, will serve 7 to 15 years in prison, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted the plea terms and ordered sentence.

Andrew was wanted on a bench warrant when he was located at the North Ridge Road home. East Cocalico Township police found:

- A loaded WASR 10 AK-47 rifle;

- A loaded Swith & Wesson 9mm pistol (concealed in backpack);

- Ammunition;                                         

- Metal knuckles;

- 24 grams of synthetic marijuana;

- 4.5 grams of methamphetamine;

- A bag of psilocybin (psychedelic) mushrooms;

- A baggie of heroin;

- Various drug paraphernalia

Andrew was prohibited from having firearms due to a 2014 felony burglary conviction.

East Cocalico Township police Officer Steven Walsh charged Andrew with: illegal possession of firearms (four counts), felony drug-dealing (three counts), misdemeanor possessing an offensive weapon, and misdemeanor counts of drug and paraphernalia possession.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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