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.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Two Duluth men arrested in marijuana, meth bust (Minnesota)


Two Duluth men have been arrested in connection with a marijuana-growing operation and methamphetamine lab in Duluth's Woodland neighborhood, Twin Ports law enforcement authorities announced today in a news conference.
Duluth Police Chief Roger Waller said investigators with the Minnesota State Patrol, Duluth, Superior and Hermantown police executed a search warrant at 533 W. Redwing Street on Monday.
Investigators found four handguns, cash, methamphetamine and drug-packaging material.
A 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were arrested. They were being held in the St. Louis County Jail pending the filing of formal charges expected on Thursday.
The News Tribune generally does not identify suspects until they have been formally charged in court.
Waller said investigators are seeking charges of first-degree manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacture and cultivation of marijuana, firearms possession and drug possession. He said additional suspects may be arrested in connection with the bust.
During the search of the home, investigators found a pipe bomb, and several residents of the neighborhood had to be evacuated from their homes for their safety.
The Minneapolis Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene and dismantled the clandestine drug lab. The pipe bomb was found to not contain any explosive material, Waller said.
Investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration summoned a hazardous material contractor from Moorhead, Minn., to collect the chemicals and material from the site.
Minnesota State Patrol Capt. Kent Matthews, Superior Police Chief Floyd Peters and Hermantown Police Chief Dan Perich also attended the news conference.


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