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 07, 2006

Meth linked to 12 percent of children in state custody (Missouri)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About 12 percent of the children in state custody were removed from their homes because of meth, a recent analysis shows.
"We have been concerned for quite some time about the impact of meth use on children coming into care," said Deb Scott, spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Social Services.
But "from our system, we weren't able to tease out what the impact of meth had been," she said.
That changed in December when the state for the first time tracked the number of children placed in foster care for meth-related reasons, such as parents who were cooking, selling or using meth.
The state plans to continue the count each month to gauge the seriousness of the problem. The data linked meth to about 1,300 of the 11,000 children in state custody.
The percentage of children in state custody for meth-related reasons ranges throughout the state from 7 percent in Jackson County to about 37 percent in the judicial circuit that includes Franklin County.


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