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.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Poster helps profile the ugly side of meth (Nevada)


The Daily News

BULLHEAD CITY - The Bullhead City Police Department is getting the word out that methamphetamine is dangerous. They're literally illustrating the fact with posters showing before and after pictures of meth users, as part of the “Meth! Not In OUR Town!!” campaign.

Police Chief Rodney Head came up with the idea for “the Ugly Side of Meth” posters, which contain local law enforcement information and drug treatment options.

Wednesday, police were passing out the posters to businesses. “We wanted to get those distributed as much as we possibly can in the community,” the chief said, “and remind people that they can give us a call or stop by the police station and we'll be happy to provide them with a poster.”

With the idea that a picture can be worth a thousand words, the posters show people before they started using meth and photos of them after a short period of time - 3 months in the case of a man featured on the poster. The pictures illustrate how meth ravages the human body.

“The message should be loud and clear,” the chief said. “We are unified in this fight against this drug.”


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