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, January 03, 2006

Meth Watch

If you note the statistics of one county for one week in the United States listed below... you will see that besides all the arrests and court appearances that there are actually children being helped out of the degenerated surroundings they are forced to live in with parents using meth. Also, you will note that there are people being placed or voluntarily going to treatment centers. There is a ray of hope in the midst of this epidemic.

What is your city or county doing? Are they making a dent? What is their report? Where is their report? Tell me and I will post it!

Kim

Mail Tribune EDITOR’S NOTE: Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon, in cooperation with the Mail Tribune and KTVL Channel 10, is participating in "Meth Watch," a program intended to combat the manufacture and sales of methamphetamine in Southern Oregon. Each week, Meth Watch will focus on a person wanted by Jackson or Josephine county law-enforcement agencies for delivery and/or manufacture of methamphetamine.


Meth statistics
In conjunction with Meth Watch, the Mail Tribune compiles weekly statistics to demonstrate the effects of methamphetamine on our community.


Arrests — Twelve people were arrested last week and lodged in the Jackson County Jail on meth-related charges. Nine were arrested for possessing meth and three were arrested for possessing and delivering meth. Six arrests were in conjunction with other criminal charges.

Court appearances — One person appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court last week on an indictment alleging possession of meth and another criminal charge.

Child welfare — The local child welfare office of the state’s Department of Human Services removed seven children from six homes last week and placed them into protective custody due to meth use in the family.

Addiction recovery — Eighteen meth addicts entered outpatient treatment last week at OnTrack Inc. Three people were admitted last week to Addiction Recovery Center’s sobering facility while under the influence of meth.

Full story can be seen at:
http://www.mailtribune.com/cgi-bin/p/psafe/psafe.pl

2 Comments:

Blogger Danika said...

Kim,
The truth is that although it is hideous that some people manufacturing meth out there would actually have children there in the home they are often times worse off where they are going! Being sent off to live in Foster care or with some other relative that doesn't actually want the child living with them is not the ideal situation. Why not get these people more treatment and less incarceration. In the case of your son's death-prison was what the men responsible deserved. But not because of meth but because they killed him. Most people sitting in prison for meth related crimes hurt only themselves-and many have children who have been deprived of having a relationship with one or both of their parents. Do I feel it's no big deal that someone has children they are cooking meth around? Hell no. That is wrong. But our courts are making another wrong by giving these people long prison sentences and forcing children of meth addicts to live in horrible conditions in foster care. Why not give the parent a chance to clean up and then give them some or all the money that a foster parent would be making off of housing these kids? Danika

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 2:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell that to the baby whose parents burnt her to death in the house fire - caused by a meth lab. The little girl lived for a month in a burn unit. Her parents never came to visit. They skipped out on bail and were arrested later purchasing more pills to make meth. Parents on meth lose the ability to care for their children. They rationalize they are doing nothing wrong.

Danika, once you have lived, helplessly, at the hands of meth addicts in a meth lab, I think you will change your mind.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11:00:00 PM  

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