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, March 21, 2006

Elementary teacher caught in class with meth, man (New Mexico)

Joanna Chavez during Monday's video arraignment

By: Reed Upton

A first grade teacher at a Valencia County school is behind bars after she was discovered late at night in a classroom with a large quantity of methamphetamine and a man who said he was there for sex.

Joanna Chavez, 37, and 22-year-old Tyler Stalker were caught by police after officers spotted there cars outside Valencia Elementary School in Los Lunas late Sunday night.

“I would never have expected,” said Valencia Elementary parent Tracy Dunlap. “I mean, I didn’t know her very well at all, but I wouldn’t expect any teacher to put their children in any type of risk like that.”

According to police, Chavez had several pre-wrapped packets of methamphetamine in her purse. Stalker allegedly told police that he met Chavez at the school to get high and have consensual sex with her.

Chavez was arraigned Monday for possession of methamphetamine.

A school district spokesperson said that there were no students in Chavez’s classroom on Monday and an environmental team will analyze the classroom to make sure it’s safe before children return.


Blogger mjmora said...

Hi Kim,
I was sorry to learn of the tragic loss of your son. I work at the school where Joanna Chavez, first grade teacher, was caught with meth in her classroom. Can you tell me what you know about exposure to meth? I can only find info about children who live in cook houses. I'd like to know about the risks and side effects for children who have been exposed to meth residue like the kind found in Chavez' classroom. Thanks. MJMora

Monday, March 27, 2006 9:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it easy lady, I dont know an addict around that will leave her trashy drugs around to be soaked up through an unsuspecting kid. Here is where there is not any haste. If you know Joanna, go and see her and tell her that she should get her act cleaned up.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:32:00 AM  
Blogger Tera said...

Wow, it amazes me how ignorant this site is to meth yet so informative. YET AGAIN!! I have been sober from meth for 3 years. I know that ANYONE living in a house where meth was COOKED, causes the person to be sick. I lived in one, without knowledge first, and I was sick for a long time, my dog actually died from living in the house. First his hair fell out then he died of heart failure. The residue from the meth can NEVER be cleaned up. If you move into a house where someone was cooking it will always be there even if they rip the carpet up and change the paint. It doesn't cause long term damage but it will make you very ill and you will stay that way until you MOVE away. I am being a little redundant, but seriously lady how do you expect to help people if you are so ignorant on the subject. You don't have enough knowledge of the drug, or EXPERIENCE to help people. In my opinion you are only ticking people off.

Tera, from Oklahoma

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for voicing your opinion. No one is perfect and I am doing the best that I can. Feel free to start your own blog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 4:27:00 PM  

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