DEATH * BY * METH

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, April 03, 2006

Mexican Drug Gang Indicted for Meth and Using Child Drug Mules (New York)

By Jim Kouri

(AXcess News) New York - Federal law enforcement officials reported the indictment of 19 suspects charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and three of the suspects were also charged with carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Court documents also allege the suspects used multiple juveniles to sell or smuggle methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges that a group of individuals led by Jorge Arreola-Gomez distributed large amounts of methamphetamine in southern California and elsewhere. Among those charged with Arreola are two sisters, his wife, his mother, and two brothers-in-law. According to the indictment, the defendants used numerous couriers to transport drugs domestically and across the US-Mexico border.

"I cannot overstate the destructive nature of methamphetamine. We will continue to be relentless in our efforts against drug dealers who are bringing this poison into our neighborhoods," said DEA Special Agent in Charge John S. Fernandes.

Methamphetamine is a stimulant of the central nervous system that gives the user a high that's duration may last up to 12 - 20 hours. It's also led to the hospitalization of many users.

According to court documents, the investigation led to the seizure of over 140 pounds of methamphetamine, 20 pounds of pseudoephedrine (a nasal decongestant commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine), over $25,000 in currency, and one firearm.

http://www.axcessnews.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=8901

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