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  • Just one pill can kill

    Just one pill can kill

    A message from students to students. The students pictured below created this important video

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  • THE ONLINE BATTLEGROUND/SOCIAL MEDIA AND ITS RISK TO OUR COMMUNITIES

    Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and on and on and on…simply a few of the social media sites that seem to consume the lives of our society virtually each and every… Read More »THE ONLINE BATTLEGROUND/SOCIAL MEDIA AND ITS RISK TO OUR COMMUNITIES

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  • Saying goodbye to 2022 and wondering what to look forward to in 2023? 

    Saying goodbye to 2022 and wondering what to look forward to in 2023?  One thing we are sadly still confronting is “fentanyl!” It still changes everything, and we have a… Read More »Saying goodbye to 2022 and wondering what to look forward to in 2023? 

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  • ‘Accountability and consequences have completely disappeared from this country’

    ‘Accountability and consequences have completely disappeared from this country’

    Steve Filson Speaks to Emma Rechenberg on Newsmax TV National Report on 12/14 ( full episode; fast forward to 1:30:16 for the clip, or watch on youtube above)

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  • Poison pill: How fentanyl killed a 17-year-old

    Poison pill: How fentanyl killed a 17-year-old

    On December 27, 2020, he became one of the last of nearly 93,655 Americans to die that year of a drug overdose — a record wave fueled partly by what officials say is a scourge of fake prescription pills that contain fentanyl

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  • Informan y advierten a los padres y estudiantes sobre una de las drogas más letales de la actualidad

    Informan y advierten a los padres y estudiantes sobre una de las drogas más letales de la actualidad

    Informan y advierten a los padres y estudiantes sobre una de las drogas más letales de la actualidad

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  • Muertos por fentanilo en EU, como un 11-S cada quince días

    Muertos por fentanilo en EU, como un 11-S cada quince días

    Los monólogos de los yonquis imperan en el Downtown de la ciudad, justo en la cuna de los Padres de San Diego. El consumo de drogas a cualquier hora del día se ha convertido en parte del paisaje de la urbe, principalmente en las casas de campaña habitadas por personas en situación de calle. https://www.milenio.com/politica/muertos-por-fentanilo-en-eu-como-un-11-s-cada-quince-dias

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  • California’s inexcusable resistance to stronger opioid overdose treatments

    California’s inexcusable resistance to stronger opioid overdose treatments

    California must make double-strength naloxone available.

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  • A&E Voices Magnified: VOID

    A&E Voices Magnified: VOID

    VOID will be highlighted in an upcoming episode of the A&E Network Show Voices Magnified.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: PARENTS OF CHILDREN LOST TO FENTANYL POISONING CALL ON BOOKER TO DROP OBJECTIONS TO FENTANYL SCHEDULING 

    PRESS RELEASE: PARENTS OF CHILDREN LOST TO FENTANYL POISONING CALL ON BOOKER TO DROP OBJECTIONS TO FENTANYL SCHEDULING 

    Summary: Parents of children lost to fentanyl poisoning are calling on Senator Cory Booker to end his longstanding blockade of bipartisan policy to control Fentanyl-Related Substances (FRS).

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Jaime Puerta is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Puerta & Associates, Inc.; a small Interpreting business that specializes in furnishing Certified Interpreters to Attorneys, Doctors, and Courts working within the Workman’s Compensation field in the State of California. He resides in Santa Clarita, California, with his wife Claudia. Jaime is also the President of V.O.I.D., "Victims Of Illicit Drugs", a California 501C non-profit dedicated to educating parents and children about the dangers of illicit drug use, and also about the dangers that abound on social media platforms. Jaime also sits on the Advisory Board of A.C.C.O. "The Alliance To Counter Crime Online". Jaime became involved in the fight against Fentanyl when his only son Daniel passed away due to Fentanyl Poisoning on April 6, 2020.

Jaime is an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and rides his motorcycles whenever time permits him to do so.

Steve Filson was raised in Huntington Beach and has been a resident of San Bernardino since 1976 when he relocated there after his service in the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 2009 after a 31-year career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff and San Bernardino Police Department. Steve is the owner of a private security company and is a staff member of the Public Safety Academy, a public charter school in San Bernardino.|

Most importantly, Steve is Jessica’s Dad. Jessica was his 29-year-old daughter killed in Redlands on January 22, 2022, along with her boyfriend, Nicholas, due to fentanyl poisoning. Steve lives in Highland, California, with his wife, Cheri, and their five-year-old granddaughter, Elara. He and other bereaved parents formed V.O.I.D., “Victims of Illicit Drugs,” as a California non-profit corporation and dedicate their efforts to education and awareness of this fentanyl scourge confronting our society.

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