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Fentanyl Epidemic: Father steps up efforts to elevate criminal responsibility of drug dealers

This six-part series of stories featuring the people and the knowledge they have regarding the lethal dangers associated with fentanyl started with one man:...

Fentanyl Epidemic: County using partnerships, prevention to attack overdoses

Jeff Pack Staff Writer In 2016 there were 10 overdoses related to fentanyl in Riverside County, a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine.  In...
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Fentanyl epidemic: How are young people being affected and educated?

Alex’s dad got everyone’s attention as he read the names. “I’m here on behalf of Jacob Alexander, 2017 graduate of Chaparral High School. Dec. 3,...

Fentanyl epidemic: First responders discuss seriousness of the problem

First responders know better than anyone the threat that fentanyl poses to the public. Law enforcement like the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to the...

Fentanyl Epidemic: Opiate addiction fueling uptick in fentanyl overdoses

Jeff Pack Staff Writer Back on Jan. 23, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Temecula Station issued a special bulletin pertaining to counterfeit pill-related overdoses and deaths...

Fentanyl Epidemic: A father’s love starts his fight 

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...