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, May 31, 2006

Woman tries to pass meth, fake cash through doors of justice (Oregon)

By Kurt Eckert
The Argus

A woman in a wheelchair was in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday, May 22, when she tried to roll through security at the Washington County Courthouse carrying drug paraphernaiia, methamphetamine, $10,000 in counterfeit cash, and some suspicious McDonald's gift cards.

Susan Leslee Parker, 59, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of forged currency, said Washington County Sheriff's Office Sgt. David Thompson.

She is lodged in Washington County Jail on $20,000 bail.

Security workers became almost immediately suspicious when Parker came through the east doors of the Justice Service Center at about 8:53 a.m. Because she was in the wheelchair, they asked for permission to search her backpack.

They noticed some suspicious items, including a glass pipe, but also saw a number of plastic baggies that appeared to contain drug residues. As per procedure, the security officers detained her until law enforcement arrived.

After a WCSO deputy was called to the scene, Parker consented to a further search of her belongings. The deputy found what appeared to be $10,000 in $100 bills. After one of the bills tested as counterfeit, the entire amount was turned over to the Secret Service, Thompson said. The Secret Service investigates all crime involving counterfeit money, he said.

The McDonald's gift cards were either seized because the officer believed they were forged, or believed they were purchased with counterfeit money, Thompson said.


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