Please join me in saving lives. On February 24, I will embark upon a 60-mile walk to raise money to combat the fentanyl epidemic that is killing our youth in record numbers. Any donation will help make an impact.
Nearly three years ago, Alexandra Capelouto came home from college to spend Christmas with her family. Hours later, an unspeakable act shattered our lives forever.
Join me in the fight to save other families from this horrific fate.
Poison for Profit
On the evening of December 22, 2019, Alexandra purchased what she believed to be Oxycodone, a prescription painkiller. Instead, the drug dealer knowingly risked her life by delivering counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing a lethal amount of illicit fentanyl. Fentanyl, a drug 100 times more potent than morphine, is now the NUMBER ONE cause of death in this country for ages 13 to 50. Alexandra, affectionately known as “Alex,” ingested just half of one pill before bed and was dead within minutes.
Since that fateful night nearly three years ago, I have been fighting to hold drug dealers criminally responsible for knowingly causing the deaths of thousands of Americans by disguising lethal doses of Fentanyl as standard prescription and recreational drugs and then selling those counterfeits to unsuspecting victims for profit. As one prosecutor aptly said, “They know it’s lethal; they just don’t care.”
Tragedy Leads to Change
The arrest of the person responsible for poisoning — and thus murdering — Alexandra was a significant victory in the crusade to hold drug dealers accountable … a victory not only for my family but also for countless families impacted by fentanyl poisonings. Soon, the perpetrator of Alexandra’s death will face a judge for sentencing in Riverside County Federal Court after taking a plea deal. This is the first federal case ever in Riverside County where a drug dealer has been held accountable for causing the death of another person. But the fight is not over.
A Walk for Justice
I will attend the sentencing hearing by walking 60 miles to raise funds and promote awareness for the non-profit organization, DrugInducedHomicide.org. The walk will start on February 24th at a park near my Temecula home. It will conclude with a final 0.4-mile walk on February 27th from The Mission Inn in Riverside to the federal courthouse. All proceeds from A Walk for Justice will be used to continue the fight for countless families across the nation.
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