DEATH * BY * METH

This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Focus of Minnesota's Meth Fight - Shifts

Posted on Tue, Dec. 20, 2005

Focus in meth fight shifts to out-of-state 'mega-labs,' treatment

Associated Press
ST. PAUL - The focus of Minnesota's fight against methamphetamine is shifting.
Despite some good recent news on two fronts, there's no sign that meth use is dropping in Minnesota, officials said.
A new law that restricts access to a key raw material for making the illegal stimulant is credited with a dramatic decrease in the number of homegrown meth labs.
On the second front, new prison commitments related to meth have leveled off after years of spiraling growth, and state corrections facilities are now reconsidering the timing of a proposed expansion.
Meth labs were a hazard to neighbors, law enforcement and even children. But they were never the state's major source of meth, so authorities aren't claiming a huge victory.
"I will take it as somewhat of a victory," said Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner.
Stearns County deputies are busting one or two labs each month rather than nine, but the meth problem hasn't waned in Sanner's hard-hit central Minnesota county.
"Does that mean we are dealing with less methamphetamine? No, the methamphetamine is up," he said.

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