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, February 14, 2006

Camrose woman pleads guilty to possession of methamphetamine and breach of recognizance (Canada)

Spurvey sentenced

Elaine Pennington, Editor
Sunday February 12, 2006

Camrose Canadian — Pamela Spurvey, 35, of Camrose was sentenced to time served plus a day for charges relating to a drug bust at her home, Jan. 20.
Spurvey, who was out on bail relating to a Jan. 6 drug bust, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and breach of a recognizance to not possess or be in the company of anyone with a cell phone. She appeared before Judge Harry Gaede by CCTV from the Remand Centre, Feb. 8 and pled guilty to both counts, however she asked that the charges from the Jan. 6 incident be put over until Feb. 22.
Federal crown prosecutor John Lee told the court that Spurvey has been in custody since Jan. 20, when the Camrose Police Service executed a search warrant at her home in the 5400 block of 43rd Ave., which amounts to 20 days real time, or 40 days based on the two for one time served ratio.
Lee said, the Jan. 20 search discovered a meth pipe and 1.4 grams of meth. A cell phone was also located in her bedroom.
When asked whether she agreed with the statement of facts, Spurvey said yes, but told the court that there was also a cell phone in the possession of her boyfriend, but it was not charged or working at the time, “but there was one in my room.”


In his decision Gaede said, that given the joint submission he was sentencing Spurvey to time served and a $50 fine on each charge and released her on the same conditions as were imposed when she was arrested, Jan. 6.
On Jan. 6, Spurvey was one of three people Camrose Police arrested after a routine traffic stop resulted in a search warrant at her residence. Officers seized 11 grams of meth, 15 grams of crack cocaine and 82 grams of marijuana.
She is facing charges of trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The conditions Gaede imposed include a curfew from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week. She is not to possess a cell phone, and must abstain and not possess non-prescription drugs or alcohol.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having just received a government cheque in the amount of $2,000, I feel this was less than a slap on the wrist for this woman. How can she do things like this when she has young children at home.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous d.roux said...

The Person Who Wrote The 1st Commentor Is Definetely InNo Position 2 Judge Whether Or Not She Just Got A Slap On The Wrist 4 Her Punishment. As 4 Her Children There Just Might Have Been A Good Person Watching Over Them While She Was Headed Down The Wrong Path. At Least Someone Was Watching Them!!!! With No Prior Record And Heading Down The Wrong Path Its Easy 4 People 2 Make Mistakes. Its Also Possible 4 People 2 Change And Not Repeat The Same Mistakes!!! Get Over It People!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Tema Frank said...

I just met with Pamela, and she has turned her life around, and is now helping others do so. You can listen to her talk about her experiences at . My organization ( will also be doing a podcast of a more recent interview with her.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shes turned her life around. Till this day she is 5 years sober. Shes been speaking everywhere, and has been on T.V. Shes been on the news, newspapers, posters. She does not deserve a slap on the wrist. She deserves to be recognized by cold people like you who don't realize people can change. And can keep that change remaining. Get a life and don't judge people you don't know. If anything, she has done more success than you. I love you mommy and I'm so proud of you.

Monday, December 17, 2012 7:33:00 PM  

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