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.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Numbers of Children Exposed to Meth Climbing

From KATV:
Numbers of Children Exposed to Meth Climbing
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posted: January 22, 2006 4:42 PM EST

Little Rock, AR (AP) - Methamphetamine remains the number one concern among Arkansas law enforcement agencies.

Often produced in makeshift labs, the drug and its components pose life-threatening dangers to anyone nearby.

But neither law enforcement nor social services has solid data on how it affects children.

Nationally, police seizing meth labs find children present about a third of the time. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration says 840 children were present at Arkansas meth labs seized over the past five years.

But state Drug Director Keith Rutledge believes the figure is much higher than that. Social workers estimate that thousands of Arkansas children have been put in foster care because of meth and that the numbers are growing each year.


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