Temecula City Council recognizes Fentanyl Awareness Day

Matt Capelouto addresses Temecula City Council during the Tuesday, May 10, meeting regarding the dangers of fentanyl. Capelouto’s daughter was killed by the deadly drug in December 2019. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Temecula City Council, during its Tuesday, May 10, meeting, issued a proclamation for Fentanyl Awareness Day, saying that people needed to be aware of the dangers of fentanyl.Council set up a video and an exhibit in the foyer before the meeting, something that Mayor Matt Rahn said he hoped everyone in attendance had seen.“It was launched today, May 10, to raise awareness about illicit fentanyl, fake pills and street drugs, a primary driver in recent increases of drug related deaths,” Rahn said, reading from the proclamation.Fentanyl is extremely addictive and is involved in more deaths of Americans under the age of 50 than any other cause of death, including heart disease, COVID-19, cancer and all other accidents, according to the CDC, Rahn said.Teen deaths linked to fe
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