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.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Meth lab dumps found in Michaux (Pennsylvania)

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Hikers watchful of rattlesnakes, poison ivy and ticks have something else in the forest to be wary of — dangerous litter.

At least twice in the past two years methamphetamine labs have dumped their toxic trash in Michaux State Forest.

Assistant District Forester Gary Zimmerman was the first to come upon the leavings of a meth lab. In July 2004 he and some children were cleaning graffiti off Hammond's Rock. When the arms on two of the children reddened from what appeared to be a chemical burn, Zimmerman called off the clean-up. He picked up nearby trash — about 25 bottles, Coleman fuel and acetone. He sniffed a bottle trying to figure out what was in it. He put the stuff in the back of his pickup truck.

"We didn't know anything about it two years ago," Zimmerman said. "You pick up this stuff and you could die. I was lucky that time."


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