Fentanyl poisonings affect Temecula Valley families

Gabe and Lisa Jimenez at the state capital in March to campaign for the passage of Senate Bill 350, known as Alexandra’s law. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Jake Jimenez was 23 when he was unwittingly poisoned by ingesting fentanyl. Alexandra Capelouto was 20. Both had been great students, played sports and had many friends and loved ones in their lives. They are just two of the many young adults who died due to drug dealers who are manufacturing counterfeit drugs. Matt Capelouto of Temecula lost his daughter to fentanyl poisoning in December 2019. Since Alexandra Capelouto’s death, he connected with DrugInducedHomicide.org to advocate for legislation to make it tougher on drug-dealing criminals in hopes of stemming this epidemic. “The advantage to drug dealers is that fentanyl is cheap, easy to smuggle into our country and highly addictive,” Matt Capelouto said. “Those who die are merely viewed as collateral damage. The profits
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