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Police: Westchester Man Stopped for DWI Found with 44 Ounces of Heroin

He's arrested by state troopers on Taconic State Parkway.

A Westchester County man stopped for a traffic violation on the the Taconic State Parkway was found with 44 ounces of heroin, according to State Police.

Gary Matos, 43, of White Plains, was also found to be intoxicated and was driving while he had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, state troopers based in Poughkeepsie said.

Matos was stopped by troopers on Friday at 4:15 p.m. in the Dutchess County town of LaGrange for speeding, unsafe lane changes and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway. As police were citing him for the vehicle and traffic violations they found that Matos was intoxicated.

During the investigation troopers discovered the heroin.

Matos was arrested and arraigned in LaGrange Town Court. He was ordered held in the Dutchess County Jail pending a hearing Tuesday in LaGrance Town Court on charges that include first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Tyler September 16, 2012 at 07:20 PM
They don't call it dope for nothing. Cherry topping stupidity.
jonberger September 16, 2012 at 07:48 PM
what an idiot!
Jonny September 17, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Wow Gary. We had no idea he was into all this. We were just hanging out last week and now this.
Andrew A. Cinque CPO September 17, 2012 at 02:22 PM
The point is the guy had HEROIN with him, not that he got caught on a DWI. Pleanty of people get caught on DWI and don't have large amounts of illegal drugs with them ready to poison the comunity.
jacinta lashley September 17, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Crimes against human life. Check the kids who are still living in hell because of people like him.
Lisa September 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM
People do make STUPID mistakes, but unless you know this person you would know that he is a genuine person. And unless you live in a GLASS HOUSE DO NOT throw stones. Gary my thoughts & prayers are with you. I love you & stay strong.
answerer September 18, 2012 at 01:09 PM
stay strong ? the guy could have killed himself as well as other people driving DWI unfortunately he didn't just kill himself in a 1 car accident
Lisa September 18, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Ya, thank God he did NOT kill himself or ANY innocent people. Don't be harsh on people you do NOT even know. I am NOT by any means condoning what Gary did but, no one knows what is going on in his life.
C Simmons September 19, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Yeah because you can't fault someone with that much heroin, they are genuinely good people who just happened to have allot of narcotics in there possession.
leesther brown September 19, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Thank God for his divine intervention...Thank God this poison didn't get to hit the streets,and possibly take the life of some child/teen..Don't know what's going on in his life but you can bet he brought a lot of grief to others..this ain't his first rodeo and it ain't hard to tell he's well aware of the demand..44 ounces of heroin..he should be charged with conspiracy to commit Murder..
Hypotenuse Jackson September 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Gary sure had a lot of junk in his trunk. I'm sure that peach-fuzz goatee he's sporting is gonna make him real popular in prison. Hey Gary - don't sell the smack if you ain't got the knack.
Truth Revealed September 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Well said
Ubiquitous Jones September 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Drug deal gone badd.
Robert Brown September 20, 2012 at 03:44 PM
In Singapore, Mr. Matos would be executed for this crime. In America, he will serve 20 years in prison
erivera@evatees.com September 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM
We should charge the government with the millions of lives they take every day from cigarettes smoke! The cigarettes are the real killer do the research how many people die each year from marajuana, cocaine and other drugs compare to cigarettes ?
Liz October 04, 2012 at 05:15 PM
you cant be serious...
Lisa October 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Just know Gary that I am behind you. We are ALL praying that you get the help that you need. You made a HUGE MISTAKE & now you just need to learn from it & move forward. Always know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Love You!!!
anonymous ether October 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM
that would cost wholesale 20,000.. and he could of sold it for 45,000 retail.... This man has been doing this for a LONG time.....

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