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, March 13, 2006

Man avoids jail by testifying in murder, meth case (Michigan)

Monday, March 13, 2006
By Norma Lerner
Special to the Gazette
CASSOPOLIS -- A 28-year-old man avoided jail time for the manufacture of methamphetamine after testifying against his older brother and another man in a murder and meth-manufacturing conspiracy.

David Richards walked out of Cass County Circuit Court on Friday a free man after serving 137 days in jail. But his brother, Robert Richards, 31, of Portage, will spend the next 17 years in prison for the murder of Joshua McCreary and for meth manufacturing. Travis Schmid, 23, of Richland, received 34 years in prison for his involvement in the murder and for the meth-manufacturing operation.

The two men were convicted for killing of 25-year-old McCreary, of Bloomingdale. The Richards brothers, Schmid and another man, Randall Reeves, 43, operated a meth lab on Reeves' Marcellus property, where McCreary's body was found.


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