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On a bone-chilling Thursday afternoon in December, Patrick Rezac and Ally Lelandais are on a mission to save lives.
In Lelandais’ silver Toyota RAV4, they zip past a row of boarded-up State Street storefronts in downtown Salt Lake City until they spot a familiar neon-lettered sign announcing a motel where sex workers service their customers and drug addicts nourish their habits.
A cesspool of drugs, disease and crime — that’s how most passersby would size up this spot.
But to Rezac and Lelandais — both recovering addicts themselves — it represents a golden opportunity.