DEATH * BY * METH

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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Location: Colorado, United States

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.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Child's death may mean more time for meth maker (Missouri)

By Peter Shinkle
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
03/07/2006

Three years ago, 4-week-old Jersie N. Hayes died in her parents' mobile home in Fenton. An autopsy did not reveal why. But federal prosecutors claimed Tuesday that her father's methamphetamine-making had contributed, and therefore he ought to spend extra time in prison.

A judge deferred sentencing of James G. Hayes as the issue plays out.

"We think that by manufacturing meth in his home, he endangered the health of all of his children and specifically contributed to the death of this baby," U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said after the hearing in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on cases in which meth-making, which involves hazardous chemicals and is often done in homes, endangers children.

See the rest of the story at:
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/911CB542F25DCFC38625712B002379CF?OpenDocument

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