Man Jailed for Possessing Stolen Rifle, Drugs

ST.MARYS – A St. Marys man, John M. Pistner, 19, was jailed Saturday after being found in possession of a stolen rifle and drugs not prescribed to him, reported the state police at Ridgway.

Pistner was found in possession of a stolen SKS rifle, which was loaded. He was encountered in a vehicle along South Michael Road. Pistner was also found to be in possession of a Schedule III drug for which he didn’t have a prescription. Isaiah J. Krise, 20, of St. Marys, who was the operator of the vehicle, was found in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pistner was arraigned and incarcerated at the Elk County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Charges were filed against Krise for possession of drug paraphernalia, state police said.

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