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By Diane A. Rhodes
Special to Village News 

Fentanyl poisonings affect area families


Last updated 4/21/2021 at 12:02pm

Jake Jimenez

Village News/Courtesy photo

Jake Jimenez is seen during his wrestling days at Temecula's Chaparral High School.

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 has connected with to advocate for legislation to make it tougher on drug-dealing criminals in hopes of stemming this epidemic.

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