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, March 23, 2006

Death leads Homer to face meth issue (Alaska)

The death of a young Homer woman from an apparent drug overdose last week has raised the question of how big a problem methamphetamines has become in Homer.

Bethany Woodworth, 19, died March 16 in Anchorage after being found unconscious and not breathing at a Lighthouse Village cabin on the Homer Spit.

Her parents, Julie and Shane Woodworth, said they hope their daughter didn’t die in vain and somebody can learn from their tragedy.

“I sure hope this helps some families out there,” Shane Woodworth said. “If there are any families out there going through rough things, or suspicious … we’re not experts, but we’ve lived through it.”

Police, social workers, school officials and families of meth users all said meth is prevalent on the lower Kenai Peninsula, and close to becoming a major problem.

“It’s rampant in town,” said Shane Woodworth. “That stuff isn’t a party thing. It’s an addictive killer.”

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl warned that Homer is at a turning point.


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