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 06, 2005

Police Bust Meth Lab

Article published Dec 6, 2005

Police bust meth lab


MUNCIE -- Conservation officer Ed Rucker's conscience nagged at him as he passed a stranded motorist on Ind. 67 Sunday morning.
After all, it was cold outside and the man needed help.
Rucker said he turned his patrol sport-utility vehicle around and found a car empty on gasoline but loaded with fresh methamphetamine, unfinished meth and volatile chemicals.
"It was pretty much a bomb in his car, really," Rucker said. "You just never know what you're getting into."
Rucker's discovery sparked a day-long investigation that involved five police agencies, spanned three counties, uncovered a "large" meth lab and netted three arrests.
The stranded motorist, Shane T. Williams, 30, Chesterfield, was jailed in Delaware County on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, and possession of precursors.
A man police described as Williams's business partner, Joseph S. Jones, 32, 6608 N. Randolph County Road 1000-W, was jailed in Randolph County on charges of manufacturing meth, possession of meth, and possession of precursors. His wife, Jennifer J. Jones, 35, same address, was also arrested on charges of possession of meth.
Cpl. Ken Lopez of the Delaware County Sheriff's Department said meth busts and arrests are on the rise across East Central Indiana because police have become more aggressive in their investigations and because the drug's popularity is rising.
"It's so cheap to produce," he said.
From January through July this year, police uncovered 18 labs in Delaware, Jay, Madison and Randolph counties. Those counties accounted for 16 labs in all of 2004, according to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
Before the discovery in Williams's car, Rucker provided the man with enough gas to drive to a Village Pantry at Delaware County Road 400-S and Ind. 67.
"Think of how many people he put at risk pulling up to that gas pump," Rucker said, in reference to the volatile chemicals in the car.
While at the station, Rucker ran a background check on the man's driver's license and found he was driving while suspended and wanted on a warrant from Hancock County.
The officer then arrested Williams. Rucker found the drugs, ether and other chemicals while taking an inventory of items in the car so it could be towed, he said.
Delaware County Sheriff's deputies and Chesterfield Police searched Williams's home, where he lived with his girlfriend and their five kids, ages 3-11, who were not home at the time, and found more drugs and chemicals, they said.
Evidence led investigators to the Jones home, where officers found a large meth lab in a garage, police said. Joseph and Jennifer Jones have a 3-year-old son who was home during the search, according to authorities.
Jones and Williams are friends and work together at an Indianapolis waterproofing company, Lopez said.
Police said they notified social services about the children, who were then removed from the homes.
Lopez credited Delaware County correctional officers for saving Williams's life after he tried swallowing a baggie with 8-12 grams of meth while being booked into the facility.

What a Lucky BREAK! Kim


Blogger Danika said...

Lucky break? What the hell is wrong with you? Does it please you to hear of more people going to prison for producing a drug they are addicted to and may not even sell. Do me a favor, Log on to this guy's site in TEXAS "gritsforbreakfast". He knows what he's talking about. Hey, I'm not saying that nothing should happen to these people but instead of encouraging those little "Neighborhood Watches" you and that Leanne woman seem to think are such good ideas try spending the next few hours researching the topics on "gritsforbreakfast" and let me know what you think. Look, I know someone you loved was killed by someone using meth (boyfriend? Brother?)and I hate that for you.However, most addicts of meth or any other drug are not violent.I am a firm believer someone who is a killer has more than addiction problem. Dope doesn't make people killers! Something else was wrong with those people.And if someone cooks dope it is probablly not to sell. Even if it is to sell, they probablly aren't PUSHING it on people and their not making a living off of their profits. They are more likely strung out addicts with little or no hope of recovery. Quitting is hard-I know. Anyways, check-out that site and try to have an open mind. And please, spare us the glee when you hear someone else has been arrested and is soon to be in prison. Try to remember someone loves them too and prison may not be death but it can feel like it, I am sure!

Friday, December 09, 2005 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Danika - I'm that "Leanne woman" that you referred to in your post. Kim's son Travis was a friend of my brother's. I don't know Kim personally, nor am I any kind of "co-conspirator" with her. In regards to the post on Neighborhood Watches, she happened to post it the same day that my husband and I received a flier in our mailbox notifying us that we had four known drug dealers on our block, and the tips were from our neighborhood association. I was just passing them on, because that was the subject of the post...I personally don't think there's anything wrong with neighbors watching out for each other. I agree that the majority of people who take drugs are not killers, but at the same time, I don't want my neighborhood to be flooded with people who are using them, whether they are dealers or not! Without trying to be facecious, I am wondering what you think is the best solution for your average Joe living in Anywhere, USA to deal with the reality of illegal drug use in their neighborhood. Personally, I have no other ideas other than calling the police and neighbors watching out for each other...

P.S. My brother lives in the neighborhood right next to mine. He has spent time in prison (for drug-related crimes!!) himself, and now that he is clean, he agrees with me.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 1:34:00 PM  
Blogger Danika said...

I have a friend serving 128 years for manufacturing. He got so much time because he wouldn't cooperate with the police, I.E. snitch. He was charged as a habitual criminal even though he'd never been charged of any crime before ever. He is an addict not a monster and his family misses him a lot. I am not opposed to people being sentenced to do time if it helps such as your brothers case. However, most of the time nothing is done the help an addict in prison learn a new way of life. Until prison time means a person getting real help and given opportunities to better their chances to function in society and stay clean what is the point. punishment for being an addict? Last time I checked addiction was being called a disease. So if I get cancer should you lock me up? I am clean now but not because I did time. No, my family paid a lot of money to keep me and another member of my family out of prison and serving any time. That's what our "Justice system" and I thank God above that they had it to spend because if I had done time I wouldn't be clean today and I would probably be on way to going again. Scary isn't it?

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known Jennifer for years. She is a good woman just caught up in a bad situation. My heart and prayers go out to her.


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