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Torrington Police, federal agencies arrest woman after narcotics were sent via mail

December 21, 2018

TORRINGTON — The Torrington Police Department, with the assistance of U.S. Customs, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the United States Postal Service, seized over $2,000 of narcotics from a Torrington home on Dec. 19.

TPD Chief Tim Hurd said U.S. Customs intercepted an international package, addressed to Torrington resident Melody Boalch, suspected to contain the narcotic tapentadol, a schedule II controlled substance.

TPD officers then executed a search warrant of Boalch’s home on Wednesday. Hurd said the officers found 720 pills of 100 milligrams of tapentadol, an opiod painkiller, with a street value of over $2,000, along with oxycodone and fentanyl. Subsequently,

Boalch was arrested for possession of narcotics and jailed into the Goshen County Jail.

Charges are still pending.

mark.gaschler@starherald.com

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