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, October 23, 2006

More meth-ring details emerge (Wyoming)

CHEYENNE - The investigation into an elaborate methamphetamine ring continues to unfold in Laramie County.

The U.S. Attorney's Office recently released the names of 21 individuals allegedly involved with the drug band.

Officials say the seemingly growing list of suspects began its trafficking of the psycho-stimulant back in June 2005.

Police officers and sheriff's deputies pulled over James "Sal" Sali on Jan. 20 for a routine traffic stop at Snyder Avenue and West Lincolnway.

Just when officers thought he was cooperating, Sali stomped on the gas pedal, leading them on a high-speed chase through streets in the west part of the city.

Sali fired shots at the officers, and they returned fire before Sali stopped and fled his vehicle at 353 Hynds Ave.

He then slipped into a crawlspace with a .38-caliber handgun, one ounce of methamphetamine and a leg wound. He has since been coined the leader of the meth ring in Cheyenne by local law enforcement officials.

It took officers four hours to lure Sali out of the home using teargas.

Police had been investigating Sali's home on Hynds Avenue for some time, watching its occupants and the people coming in and out.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond. He faces two charges of attempted first-degree murder.

Sali will be represented by attorney Michael H. Reese at a trial set for Dec. 4. His case has been assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson.

On May 24, Sali made his first appearance in federal court, where he was indicted on charges of conspiring to get and sell methamphetamine.

He also was indicted for selling the extremely addictive drug within 1,000 feet of Alta Vista Elementary and conspiring to kill or hurt a person working for the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Twenty other men and women have been indicted, with three in the last week alone, U.S. Attorney's Office public information officer John Powell said.

Sali's case was put on hold so he could undergo psychiatric evaluation, records show. He has seven counts pending against him to date.

They include interstate travel with intent to commit a crime of violence, retaliation against a witness/victim and conspiracy to retaliate against an informant.

Many others are waiting for trial dates or sentencing in both state and federal district courts. Their status is:

n Roy E. Miller pleaded guilty Friday to maintaining a place where methamphetamine is distributed and used. A sentencing date for Miller has not been recorded by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

n James D. Smith pleaded guilty Aug. 1 and was sentenced Friday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

n Terri C. Smith pleaded guilty Aug. 1 and was sentenced Friday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

n Tracey L. Arthur pleaded guilty July 1 and was sentenced Wednesday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

n Treasa L. Bliss pleaded guilty Aug. 1 and was sentenced Thursday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

n Julie A. McClintock pleaded guilty Aug. 1 and was sentenced Wednesday on a charge of maintaining a place where methamphetamine is distributed and used and for distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public school.

n Laura "Dallas" D. Tibbs pleaded guilty July 31 and was sentenced Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

n Deananne S. Dack pleaded guilty Sept. 22 on a charge of conspiracy to retaliate against an informant. Her sentencing date is Dec. 1.

n Kelly C. Kirkwood pleaded guilty in May on a charge of conspiring to kill or hurt anyone who tried to interrupt the operation. A sentencing date has not been set.

Those individuals awaiting a jury trial on Dec. 4 are:

n Crystal A. Olszewski

n Alfred E. Williams.

n Shane "Irish" M. Cox.

n Heather S. Grove.

n Catherine M. Sanchez.

Those individuals waiting for a sentencing date in the state's district court are:

n James "Jimmy" E. Ingersoll pleaded guilty Aug. 2 on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. His sentencing date is scheduled for Monday.

n Traci R. Fournier pleaded guilty Aug. 1, and sentencing is slated for Wednesday. No information was available about the specific charges in this case.

n Garrett K. Schaible pleaded guilty Aug. 1, and sentencing is set for Monday. No information was available about the specific charges in this case.

n Heather L. Carr pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to a charge of maintaining a place where methamphetamine is distributed and used. Her sentencing date is scheduled for Nov. 3.

n Paul R. Fleet pleaded guilty Aug. 2 on a charge of maintaining a place where methamphetamine is distributed and used. His sentencing is set for Thursday.

n Jeannette DeHerrera pleaded guilty Sept. 26 on a charge of conspiracy to retaliate against an informant and conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Her sentencing date has been scheduled for Dec. 4.

Tibbs was with Sali the day of the chase. The day before, records showed both Sali and Tibbs drove to Denver to pick up ounce-quantities of meth and brought it back to Cheyenne.

Ingersoll, who lives in Commerce City, Colo., allegedly supplied methamphetamine for distribution throughout Cheyenne and across northern Colorado.

According to Ingersoll's indictment, the Smiths, Sali, Fournier, Schaible, Olszewski, Carr and Tibbs traveled from Cheyenne to Denver.

The drug was processed, weighed and repackaged into smaller packages, Ingersoll's case file showed.

Police say Sali was DeHerrera's righthand man in her own cocaine operation. She was reported by officials to be the person renting the Hynds Avenue home.

Many court-related documents filed for several of the listed individuals have been sealed at the request of the courts.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation first reported early signs of the methamphetamine industry taking shape in 1999. In 1998, the DCI reported no knowledge of any meth labs in Cheyenne. By 1999, four were busted.

Investigation deeper into the meth ring continues with the help of DCI, the U.S. Attorney's Office, DEA and local law enforcement agencies.

http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2006/10/22/news/local_news/03local_10-22-06.txt

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

james ingersoll is my father...its crazy reading this stuff about him.

Friday, April 09, 2010 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UR FATHER IS A FUCKING SNITCH THATS WAT HE IS I WOULD BE ASHAMED TO CALL THAT MAN MY FATHER.,,,,I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU!!!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 4:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you mother fucker! that is still my father my flesh and blood! dont you ever fucking say that again. He made mistakes you would do the same if you were facing the same charges. I am glad he snitched it took down a lot more horrible people that dont deserve to be on the streets. he is in prison where he belongs and so are they. so get over yourself obviously you have a low IQ or you would see it was a great thing to do. you are probably just mad cause it took your main meth supply away fucking freak.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry that was a little uncalled for...that was just a touchy subject. Im sorry.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my father did not snitch btw that was suppose to say if he snitched I am glad. my father was a good man that made bad decisions.we all lost someone we cared about. I lost my father. I have had to grow up without...your words really hurt me.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crystal Olszewski is a lying whore.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 2:06:00 AM  

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