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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Task Force and New Law Hope to Fight Meth Addiction (Utah)

Jed Boal Reporting

The state's top cop says meth continues to be the number one drug-related criminal problem in Utah, but a new law and new approaches may help in the battle.

The Utah Methamphetamine Joint Task Force met today for only the second time, but already it has positive momentum. Meth has plagued the state for nearly a decade. Now, a renewed commitment to fighting the drug on numerous fronts could have an impact.

The Utah Methamphetamine Joint Task Force unites law enforcement with health care and county, state and federal resources. Utah has made strides in the war on meth and closed down many labs, but high rates of addiction continue.

Last week the US Combat Meth Act was signed into law. It could help keep the manufacturing materials out of the cooks' hands. Starting in September, all Sudafed products must be held behind the pharmacy counter or locked in a cabinet. To buy Sudafed, you will have to show ID and sign a log.

The Utah Attorney General says reducing demand for meth is just as important.
Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General: "One of the issues we have not addressed is the issue of rehabilitation. There needs to be more money and emphasis put on helping people with their drug addictions, and education and rehab up front."

The Attorney General says Utah ranks second or third in the nation for addiction among women per capita. The task force presently is assigned to meet for one year.


Anonymous Mike R. - 01/15/2001 said...

I think it's awesome how you are blogging about this issue. I've only read a few, but you are very good. Did you know about the Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association (C.L.I.A.) You might want to think about attending one of their conferences. Also have you written at all about CMA recovery? It is possible to kick crank, I'm proof. Clean date 01/15/2001.
- Mike R.

Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:34:00 PM  
Blogger DEATHBYMETH said...

Dear mike r. ~ thank you for your comments. I wish I could say that I am writing all of these comments, but I am cutting and pasting them as I search them out. I hope they will educate and inform everyone. I will check out the CLIA and I would like to congratulate you on your Clean date! If you would like to write a story of how you became clean, I will post it on my site.


Thursday, March 16, 2006 5:07:00 PM  

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