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TORRINGTON (WNE) — Melody Boalch, of Torrington, will be sentenced in Judge Patrick Korell’s Eighth Judicial District Court after she pleaded guilty to a felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

Boalch could face up to five years in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both.

The prosecution, led by Goshen County and Prosecuting Attorney Eric Boyer, dismissed a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. That charge carried 20-year maximum sentence.

Boalch was arrested on Dec. 19, 2018, at her home in Torrington in an operation that involved the Torrington Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the United States Post Office after she took control of a package that allegedly contained a large amount of Tapentadol.

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During the arrest, law enforcement officials allegedly found a massive amount of Tapentadol in Boalch’s home along with paraphernalia typically used by drug dealers to distribute product.

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