(KVUE) AUSTIN, Texas — One Austin mother explained how fentanyl does not discriminate against anyone.
Stefanie Turner’s son, 19-year-old Tucker, died in 2021 after he took a pill he bought on social media.
“It was my firstborn, my only boy. He was a light for sure. To know Tucker was to know love,” said Turner.
On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his emergency items for the legislative session, including a vow to combat the fentanyl crisis in Texas. Abbott suggested increasing punishments for those involved in fentanyl-related deaths, along with boosting the supply of Narcan statewide.
However, Turner said she has been in her own fight since her son’s loss. Turner has been trying to reach out to school districts and legislators to come up with a bill that would educate children on opioids.
Turner also started the Texas Against Fentanyl organization soon after Tucker’s death in an effort to bring awareness and hope other families don’t suffer the same fate.