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Fentanyl-tainted pills now found in Mexican pharmacies from coast to coast

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The LA Times has posted an article warning that fentanyl-laced pills are now found in Mexican pharmacies. PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico —   Some of the pills looked just like antibiotics. Others were unlabeled white tablets. Several… Read More »Fentanyl-tainted pills now found in Mexican pharmacies from coast to coast

El Pais interviews Jaime

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The president of Victims of Illicit Drugs, Jaime Puerta, recalls the loss of his only child after the latter contacted a dealer on Snapchat


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Fentanilo, la droga que mata a miles y que hoy más que nunca tiene como principales víctimas a los #estudiantes. Univision 34 Los Ángeles presenta un foro informativo sobre la crisis de #fentanilo y qué planes existen para combatirla. #CrisisFentanilo

Fentanilo En EE.UU.: La Otra Epidemia

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En EE. UU. mueren decenas de miles de personas por sobredosis de fentanilo. Muchas de ellas fallecen sin saber que han tomado esta droga, ya que en los laboratorios clandestinos a menudo la mezclan con otras sustancias ilícitas para potenciar su efecto.

A Father’s pain

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Son’s untimely death prompts USAFA graduate to launch public awareness campaign

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.

Rocklin, CA resident Chris Didier lost his 17-year-old son, Zachary Didier, to fentanyl two days after Christmas in 2020. Zach was an Eagle Scout, soccer player, and beloved member of the community who had no history of drug use. Chris Didier has dedicated himself to raising awareness of the dangers of fentanyl, and has no doubt saved the lives of many students like Zach through his efforts. 

During his 22-year military career, Lt. Col. Didier flew the C-21 and F-15E. He currently flies the Boeing 787 for United Airlines.