Custom race car sends message to the public about the dangers of illegal fentanyl

AUBURN, Calif.

Racing to warn the public about the dangers of fentanyl - that's the message behind a new drug awareness campaign that's about to launch in Placer County. At a car show in Auburn on Saturday, the owner of Custom FN Customs owner showcased one special automobile.

"How are we going to get this message across so people understand it and have an impact," Rick Wallen said.

Wallen and brothers Garret and Brendan Therriault, who lost their father to a fentanyl overdose, don't want any more people to go down the same path as they did.

"Being a recovering addict, I want to be able to stand behind something that I think we can have effectivity in," he said.

The trio of former addicts is customizing a Cadillac CTVS race car that's more than a vehicle. It's a vehicle with a message to stop illegal fentanyl use.

"At the end of the day we just want to bring awareness to those kids," Brenda Therriault said. "We can't bring back anyone from the dead but maybe you can change your mind before picking up that pill." Read More