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.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Hundreds turn out for meth meeting in Meridian

10:27 AM MST on Thursday, January 26, 2006

MERIDIAN -- Methamphetamine use is an epidemic in the area, and law enforcement officers say no community is immune.

That’s the message Meridian officials were hoping to spread to the 300 people who attended a presentation last night at Meridian Middle School.

The Meridian mayor's office and police department showed how dangerous and expensive drugs can be for a community.

Those in attendance heard some sobering statistics.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Monte Stiles, from 1990 to 1996 drug use among high school students doubled.

He says meth sites can cost up to $150,000 to clean, money that could be spend in classrooms.

And Stiles says one in 10 teens have tried meth, one of the most addictive drugs on the street.

The group in charge hopes the information makes children and teens aware of the dangers of illegal drugs.

"There are a lot of drug issues and things that needed to be solved and that haven't been solved, and we are trying to help the big wheels in our district and our city know there is a problem," said Andrea Dicello, mayor's youth advisory council.

The community meeting was sponsored by the Meridian Kiwanis after a similar meeting in Kuna


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