25-year-old Accused of Heroin Dealing

Out on parole, he was living at a motel in Southeast.

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 25-year-old Southeast resident.

Narcotics officers conducted a traffic stop in Kent at about 9:15PM on May 29. 

They interviewed the driver and passenger—and recovered Oxycodone pills and heroin from the latter, Matthew Ryan, residing at a local motel.

Ryan was taken to the Sheriff’s Office in Carmel for further investigation and it was learned that he had more heroin stashed in his motel room.

Armed with a search warrant, narcotics officers entered Mr. Ryan’s room and recovered heroin having an estimated street value of $1,500, as well as assorted packaging materials. 

Ryan was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 
in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

He was arraigned before Patterson Town Justice Anthony Mole, acting on behalf of the Southeast Town Justice Court. Justice Mole ordered Ryan held at the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail.

A criminal history check revealed that Ryan is currently on parole in the State of New York following a 2013 felony assault conviction. Further administrative action may be taken against him by the New York State Division of Parole, Sheriff's Office officials said.


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