Fentanyl Epidemic: A father’s love starts his fight 

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Matt and Christine Capelouto at their Temecula home hold a picture of their daughter Alexandra who died at 20-years-old of an overdose from pills laced with fentanyl Dec. 23. The Capelouto family have set out on a mission of justice for their daughter and to raise awareness about drug addiction and the growing incidence of fentanyl overdose. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Jeff Pack Staff Writer  When he took to the podium at the Temecula City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, Alex Capelouto’s father looked shaken, but he took a deep breath, adjusted his glasses and began to read from a speech he had written. “I’m Alex’s dad,” the man said. “I’m here on behalf of Jacob Alexander, 2017 graduate of Chaparral High School. Dec. 3, 2019, dead. I’m here on behalf of Caleb Dunlap, senior at Great Oak High School, Dec. 15, 2019, dead. I’m here on behalf of Dylan Perez, 2017 graduate of Great Oak High School, Dec. 17, 2019, dead. I’m here on behalf of Alexandra Capelouto, 2017 graduate of Great Oak High School, Dec. 23, 2019, dead.  “I just found that three more young people in Temecula have died since then,” he said. http
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