News & Updates

Nov/Dec 2023

from the DIH Family

News - First Ever Fentanyl Dealer Murder Conviction By A Jury!

Temecula man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in landmark fentanyl-related homicide case

Los Angeles, CA – A jury found Vicente David Romero, 34, guilty on Aug. 31 of second-degree murder for the death of 26-year-old Kelsey King in 2020.



According to the DEA, a whopping "7 out of every 10” pills seized contain a lethal dose of fentanyl”. This statistic was recently changed from “6 out of 10 pills”


In 2023 to date the DEA has seized a record 62 million fentanyl pills, which already exceeds last year’s totals of 58 million pills.

Click here for the latest DEA statistics


Between 2000 and 2020, age-adjusted rates of drug overdose deaths for adults aged 65 and over increased from 2.4 to 8.8 deaths per 100,000 standard population.

Click to view the ‘65 and Older' Statistics

Member Spotlight!

Debbie R. Howland

Meet Debbie Howland!

Debbie is DIH's November Member Spotlight!

For years, Debbie's dedication to the Drug Induced Homicide Foundations has brought invaluable support to our members suffering the indescribable pain of losing a loved one to illicit drugs including illegal deadly fentanyl.

Debbie has hosted numerous  events, attended rallies, both near and far! Debbie has researched and shared content valuable to other members seeking investigation and prosecution in the poisoning of fentanyl victims. Debbie is

DIH's Pennsylvania Drug Induced Homicide Representative.

Thank you, Debbie for enriching

our DIH family!

Each month we will feature one DIH Member that is making an impact!


The holidays is a great time to bring Fentanyl Awareness to others.  

If you have an upcoming event or rally in your area and will be sharing the DIH message, please let us know so we can include it in our newsletter. Email your event to: info@druginducedhomicide.org

Subject: Events

Letter from DIH President Matt Capelouto

Click to read the letter


Donations are the lifeline of our organization. We’ve made great strides in raising awareness, influencing prosecutors to hold drug dealers accountable for the lives they destroy. But we still have a long way to go. You can help by making a donation to support our cause!

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