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

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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

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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?

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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,...
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Fentanyl epidemic: First responders discuss seriousness of the problem

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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

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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 

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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...