Bonded through tragedy, two Skagit County mothers are trying to bring awareness to a growing epidemic that claimed the lives of their sons.

"We've been handed a cause in life that we never wanted," said Lori Carpenter, whose 18-year-old son, Garrett Arendse, died in April 2018 of fentanyl toxicity.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141,, Twitter: @Kera_SVH,

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