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, February 13, 2006

Officers nab 27 for meth indictments (Texas)

By Charles Richards
The Paris News

Published February 12, 2006

Twenty-seven people — most of them from Paris — are in federal custody in Sherman as the result of indictments in November and January by a U.S. grand jury for alleged methamphetamine distribution and possession.

The indictments were triggered by an investigation begun by the Paris Police Department and Red River Valley Drug Task Force, said Tommy Moore, assistant commander of the regional drug task force.

“The ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) was called for assistance, and the case was eventually presented to the U.S. Attorney’s office for prosecution,” Moore said.

Fifteen of the suspects were already in custody when officers from seven agencies moved in to arrest eight defendants in Paris on Monday and four defendants in Hunt County on Wednesday, Moore said.

Cooperating in the roundup were officers from the Paris Police Department, Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, Red River Valley Drug Task Force, the U.S. Marshal’s office, Texas Department of Public Safety narcotics service, Hunt County Sheriff’s Department and ATF.

Federal drug charges frequently lead to sentences of 10 years or more in federal prison, generally with no parole.

The list of those indicted and arrested:

•Jason Wayne Atnip, 28, of 2803 Gate 2 Road, Powderly.

•Jerry Wayne Atnip, 59, of 2803 Gate 2 Road, Powderly.

•Kelly Lynn Berry, 23, of Route 6, Box 4170, Paris.

•Amanda Michelle Brandon, 33, of 2526 Lamar Ave., No. 201, Paris.

•Christopher Sean Chambliss, 29, of 1000 Lake Country Road, Quinlan.

•Michael Jason Davidson, 28, of 1550 N. 4220, Grant, Okla.

•Kirk Anthony Duke, 35, of 45 Northwest 28th St., Paris.

•Peggy Roshelle Gallimore Duke, 28, of 45 Northwest 28th St., Paris.

•Tammy Faulkner Fields, 36, of Route 6, Box 301, Clarksville.

•Travis Logan Harris, 29, of Box 2946, Quinlan.

•Dusty Edward Hoffman, 36, of 1160 Northwest 19th St., Paris.

•Justin Travis Jones, 26, of Box 1164, Royse City (formerly of Paris).

•Misty Michelle Jones, 23, of Box 1164, Royse City (formerly of Paris).

•William Kines, 38, of 618 W. Bombay, Brady.

•Ronald Dean Kammer, 43, of 2075 W. Park St., Paris.

•Kenny Lee Kuykendall, 27, of 1540 W. Shiloh St., Paris.

•Johnny Jay Lacy, 39, of 1202 N. College St., McKinney.

•Joshua Owen McClain, 26, of Box 6, Grant, Okla.

•Jeffery Duane Merritt, 37, of 605 Bois D’Arc, Blossom.

•Sandra Jean Wood Merritt, 43, of 2311 Lamar Ave., Paris.

•Brian Keith Millsap, 33, of Route 1, Box 485-L, Paris.

•Michael McCoy Pitcock, 41, of 2601 W. Austin St., Paris.

•Zachary Taylor Roth, 28, of 644 Northwest 14th St., Paris.

•Matthew Lee Sims, 30, of 3445 Robin Road, Paris.

•Stacey Allen Sims, 29, of 1750 Maple St., Paris.

•Joel Wray Smith, 39, of 100 CR 43010, Powderly.

•Tiffany Joyell Spratt, 30, of 174 CR 33100, Sumner.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:18:00 PM  

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