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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Carol Schweigert is preparing to observe another sad anniversary.

Her son Trey passed away four years ago this week after buying what he thought was a Percocet on the street for a skateboarding injury. It turned out to be a counterfeit pill containing a deadly dose of fentanyl.

“Our life as we know it is over,” she said. “Our family will never be whole again. We have to live with that every day. Every holiday. Every birthday.”

Carol has now made it her mission in life to tell people

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