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, August 12, 2006

DEA: Meth Superlab Discovered by Mexican Authorities

News Release
August 10, 2006
DEA Public Affairs

DEA: Meth Superlab Discovered by Mexican Authorities
New U.S. Anti-Meth Initiatives Help Lead Mexican Law Enforcement to Massive Lab

Mexican authorities, in protective hazmat suits, prepare to enter the meth superlab.
AUG 10- (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy today announced the seizure of a large scale clandestine methamphetamine laboratory discovered on August 1, 2006 by Mexican law enforcement officials in Jalisco, Mexico. The laboratory was discovered in a ranch in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, which is located just outside the city of Guadalajara. About 100 kilograms of finished methamphetamine, 3,000 liters of various solvents and chemicals, as well as four barrels of iodine were seized in the raid. Because of its size and production capability, the laboratory is classified as a “superlab.”

Four individuals were arrested at the scene of the superlab by the Jalisco Judicial Police and will be prosecuted in Mexico.

In May 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, along with Administrator Tandy outlined a comprehensive anti-meth initiative which included training for nearly 1,000 Mexican police officials on a variety of investigative enforcement and regulatory methods related to methamphetamine trafficking.

The Mexican law enforcement officers from the Jalisco Judicial Police received a week of clandestine laboratory training from DEA prior to the discovery. DEA training efforts continue with several other police precincts throughout Mexico.

“Our new anti-meth initiative with Mexico is already making a difference in our fight to combat this deadly and highly addictive drug,” said Tandy. “Through extensive training and enhanced intelligence sharing, this bi-national law enforcement working agreement should keep meth traffickers looking over their shoulders every second of the day.”

Also seized was a large hydraulic press used to finish the methamphetamine product and chemicals used to manufacture generic cough syrup.


Anonymous cindy rambeau said...

Hello, Kim. I was searching for news about a bust and found your web page.

God Bless You. I am so sorry for what happened to your son. My heart hurts for him and you.

I am a mother and Grandmother.
I am so sick of this METH stuff, I think all efforts should be towards wiping it out. I don't think we've had anything in America this bad.

Your son is waiting for you in HEAVEN, you will have joy again when you see him. God's Love To You. Cindy R.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 7:45:00 AM  

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