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Chizum Arrested a Drug Warrant

March 26, 2013

  03/26/13   On Friday, March 22nd the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department located and arrested 34 year old, Travis L. Chizum of Plymouth in a motel in Roseland, IN. 

Chizum was wanted on an active felony manufacturing warrant out of Marshall County after Plymouth Police Officers executed a search warrant on a structure at 1008 South Plum Street on Thursday, March 7th.   Several active meth labs were located in the structure. 

Mr. Chizum was transported to the Marshall County Jail on 2 counts of dealing, delivering, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, possession of chemical reagents or precursors and maintaining a common nuisance.  He is being held on a $100,005 bond.

11 Responses to “ Chizum Arrested a Drug Warrant ”

  1. heidimiller on April 4, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Nellshort you can block me but your messages are still there on my facebook!

  2. heidimiller on April 4, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Nellshort this is the poem I told you to read! Now can you say that this does not break your heart?

    This is the most emotional poem I have ever read and am praying for our Recovering addicts and our loved ones that haven lost themselves in this!

    “I AM METH”
    (This was written by a young Indian girl who was in jail for drug
    charges, and was addicted to meth. She wrote this while in jail. As you will
    soon read, she fully grasped the horrors of the drug, as she tells in this
    simple, yet profound poem. She was released from jail, but, true to her story, the drug owned her. They found her dead not long after, with the
    needle still in her arm.)

    Please keep praying for our Children, Teens, Young adults. Understand,
    this thing is worse than any of us realize!!!

    My Name: “Is Meth”

    I destroy homes, I tear families apart, take your children, and that’s just the start.

    I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
    The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

    If you need me, remember I’m easily found,
    I live all around you – in schools and in town.

    I live with the rich; I live with the poor,
    I live down the street, and maybe next door.

    I’m made in a lab, but not like you think,
    I can be made under the kitchen sink.
    In your child’s closet, and even in the woods,
    If this scares you to death, well it certainly should.

    I have many names, but there’s one you know best,
    I’m sure you’ve heard of me, my name is crystal meth.

    My power is awesome; try me you’ll see,
    But if you do, you may never break free.

    Just try me once and I might let you go,
    But try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.

    When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie,
    You do what you have to — just to get high.

    The crimes you’ll commit for my narcotic charms
    Will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms,
    your lungs your nose.

    You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad,
    When you see their tears, you should feel sad.

    But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised,
    I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.

    I take kids from parents, and parents from kids,
    I turn people from God, and separate friends.

    I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
    I’ll be with you always — right by your side.

    You’ll give up everything – your family, your home,
    Your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.

    I’ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give,
    When I’m finished with you, you’ll be lucky to live.

    If you try me be warned – this is no game,
    If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.

    I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind,
    I’ll own you completely, your soul will be mine.

    The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed,
    The voices you’ll hear, from inside your head.

    The sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see,
    I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.

    But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart,
    That you are mine, and we shall not part.

    You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do,
    But you came to me, not I to you.

    You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
    But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.

    You could have said no, and just walked away,
    If you could live that day over, now what would you say?

    I’ll be your master, you will be my slave,
    I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.

    Now that you have met me, what will you do?
    Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you.

    I can bring you more misery than words can tell,
    Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.

    If you care enough, please forward this profound poem and
    share the deadly outcome of this drug that is killing our young people
    & even our old.

  3. heidimiller on April 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Joyce Meyer Ministries

    We all make mistakes. Admit it and don’t let a wrong decision control your future. Thought you could use to see this nellshort.

  4. heidimiller on April 4, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Nellshort, you are absolutely outrageous no one cares of anyones life story on here nor do we care. you continue to harass all of us and especially me on face book wonder how cps in IOWA would like to see the real colors of you and who is actually “raising” to me destroying Kamri’s life! Yes Jaren feels I am mother of the year because I have donr my job! So while your putting everyone on blast and trying to prove your self to be a great individual then why are you the only one on here bashing him? Do you not see none of us care we obviously teach our children to love through everyone’s faults! And you are the type of person that have caused others to ruin our society!!!!! I can not believe I am even arguing with someone I don’t know have never and met and could careless to meet! You obviously live a sad life but honey prayer and commitment to God can help you with that! As for saying I can’t save my son lol you don’t know my son or anything about him and it seriously makes you look that much more ridiculous however your ridiculous remarks and the anger you put into them make me giggle because you are probably the only one that feels this way! You wanna talk about morals and standards? Ok hmmmmm how bout posting hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha under his pic on Tara’s facebook! Yeah that’s real mature and shows your age I mean really. As I said in our “emails” on facebook you need mental pro-help and Indiana would not allow someone like you who acts this way to have Kamri so be glad you are in Iowa honey however I have printed all messages on here and on my facebook page to send to cps and for Travis lawyer. There are plenty of us here who don’t have a record that can give Kamri a good home a stable life and blessed life! Good luck to you!

  5. nellshort on April 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Heidi, Just who do you think you are, assuming I don’t know what an addicts like is like, or haven’t “walked in their shoes”? Are you seriously saying I have to actually BECOME an addict for my thoughts & opinions to be valid? If so, then wouldn’t that cancel everything out you had to say as you claim not to be an addict yourself….In any case, I think it’s safe to say I have a little more experience in dealing with & and trying to help an addict, based simply on the fact that if you truly had any understanding on the matter, you would not be sittiing there MAKING EXCUSES for him! As far as your bringing up cigarettes & alcohol…No, it wouldn’t be fair to put the producers of those products in jail, because THEY ARE LEGAL, But even being LEGAL, you are still ACCOUNTABLE if you use them. If I get drunk, drive & injur someone, I am ACCOUNTABLE, & yes, the bartender who may continue to serve me, knowing I am intoxicated, can also be held ACCOUNTABLE if I were to injur or harm someone as a result of my intoxication! The bartender is also ACCOUNTABLE if he serves a minor, as I would be, if I choose to give, make, or otherwise supply alcohol, or yes, even cigarettes to a minor. So despite even with substances that may be LEGAL, there are still rules and laws that apply to EVERYONE, regardless if you are addicted to those substances or not! I am not insensitive, or lacking compassion in any sense, and yes, I too have been on the “sidelines” as you call it. I have witnessed my daughter’s struggle with meth addiction for the last 10 yrs. Over the course of those years, we nearly bankrupted ourselves in trying to help her, whether thru paying for treatment, medical/dental bills, her legal fees, her living expenses, etc..To say nothing of the emotional toll…Sleepless nights, endless worry, days/nights spent driving around trying to find her, not knowing if she were even dead or alive. She had a child, had that child taken by DHS, she quit using, got into treatment, got a job, we helped her get him back, then she starts using again. To ensure my grandsons safety, and that he’s cared for, I file for guardianship, so then I am raising her son. There was the time after 2 months of her being AWOL so to speak, that a friend of hers shows up at our house to inform us that after she, and her then-boyfriend had gotten high, they got into a fight, and he purposely ran her over with his car. After that incident the Drs thought she’d likely be crippled for the rest of her life. But after a week in the hosp., and several months of us caring for her as well as getting her back into & taking her to mtgs, she recovered. Then as soon as she was well enough, she took off & started using again..There were also several stints in jail, a suicide attempt,…I could go on and on. An addicts life is a roller coaster, & one cannot help but ride with them when you’re trying to help them. Did we enable her? Yes, for many years we did, out of our love for her as well as our ignorance concerning addiction. But do I blame myself, Travis, or anyone else? NO! I did not raise her to be the person she has allowed herself to become! Yes, I made many mistakes, yes, I have regrets. But in no way was she ever raised to believe it’s ok to abandon your children, that it’s ok, to desert your family, or that it’s ok to forsake your morals! So how dare you call me inconsiderate, selfish, foolish, etc…When you try to help an addict, you constantly walk a fine line between trying to help and be supportive, and yet not enable. Meth addiction turned my beautiful, bright, talented, caring daughter into a lying, selfish, manipulative person that I don’t even know. And I know of no one who has given more or sacrificed as much to try to help, & support an addict as we have for my daughter, & yes! for the last 2 years, that help, support, understanding, was included & was exended to Travis too! Am I angry? Yes I’m angry! But do I blame anyone BUT her? NO! And I DO NOT BLAME TRAVIS, or anyone else she has used with! My daughter ALONE is responsible for her drug use, no one made her use, her life is what it is because of choices SHE made! If I gave any impression contrary to that in any of my posts, it was purely unintentional..Nor did I intend to personally “bash” Travis. Did any of you actually read what I said? I repeatedly said, “Travis, AND OTHERS LIKE HIM, that make/deal this drug” By the same token, TRAVIS ALONE is also responsible for the choices HE’S made! Yes! I know addicts need help, Yes! I know that being an addict DOES NOT make you a BAD person! Yes, it is heart breaking to watch someone do this to themselves! Yes! Addicts need love, support, & understanding! And all of that DOES also apply to Travis! I DO HOPE HE GETS HELP SOMEDAY, & NO, NOT HE NOR MY DAUGHTER ARE MONSTERS! But that doesn’t make her, him, OR ANYONE ELSE LESS ACCOUNTABLE! I also said, which was MY ORIGINAL POINT, is that it’s one thing if you choose to continually use a drug despite knowing/experiencing the harm it has caused you personally, which is bad enough, but it’s an entirely different matter when you choose to CROSS THE LINE to making/supplying that drug yourself, which you KNOW first hand will harm others, therefore then yes, you deserve to be in prison! If a person is high on Meth & becomes extremely paranoid & psychotic, which often happens, & that person robs a store, or he shoots someone, do we NOT send them to prison just because they’re an addict? Of course not! Addict or not, there are CONSEQUENCES for our behavior! THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE TEACHING YOUR SON!! That’s just my opinion, you’re welcome to agree or disagree, but I do have a right to it! People have posted that they’ve known Travis a long time, he’s a good person, etc…and that’s okay, likewise you’re entitled to your opinion…but when I question that and then state why I don’t agree, then I’m accused of “bashing” him? Diane Hatter, said she knew Travis 8 yrs ago when he got “caught stealing anhydrous,” What was he stealing it for? To make Meth! That was 8 yrs ago, & he’s still doing it! How many lives have been affected, how many addictions has he contributed to in that time? I know FOR A FACT he’d been making Meth outta that garage on and off for the last 4 YEARS! You know, it might be a at least a litte understandable had he ever sought out or accepted help for his addiction, but, he TOLD ME HIMSELF he never has! So how can you say he HASN’T CHOSEN to live this way, AND it’s HIS ADDICTION that has caused him to live this way! How can you want to change your life if you make NO attempt to even try to, or accept help when it’s available to you? What possible motivation do you have to make any changes, when the only consequence you need concern yourself with is to avoid getting caught by the cops? If all of your friends & family say you shouldn’t have done that, but it’s not your fault, you’re an addict, & they continue to make excuses for you, give you a place to stay, hang out with you, allow you to still see your son, take you places, buy you things, etc…Why would he or anyone change? It’s not costing him anything, and except for the times he gets busted, one could argue it’s actually worked pretty well for him…Diane Hatter posts a proclamation, “Love and Support for Travis Chizum!” Seriously?? Where is the proclamation, “Love & Support to all the Lives & Families he’s helped *uck up, including his own children?” But I’m not supposed to respond in this way, because then I’m “bashing” him? One person said something about he’d be able to get clean if he could just get out of Marshall Co., Well, he did get out, he came to Iowa, and what did he do? He started making Meth here! How do I know? Because I, along with my parents, had to clean out the house he shared with my daughter, which included all the crap left over from his “labs”! Meth that he was making while his baby daughter had been present in the house while he did it! He’d gone back to Indiana, then came back here when DHS took his daughter. While he was here, he told one of the addicts he’d been supplying, that it was my daughter that told me what they’d been doing, which is why I called DHS. So this addict, in her paranoia, decided my daughter was a “snitch”, attacked her by throwing gasoline on her, holding a lighter to her face, & threatening to set her on fire! But I shouldn’t be sharing that either? If I’m not allowed to share or express my experiences with this drug or people who use how does that help anyone else? How is that even possible? If it appeared that I singled Travis out, it was only because my personal experience has been with him, but that does not mean I’d feel any different about anyone else that has made the choices he’s made! How does silencing or censoring me or anyone else that is speaking the truth, or expressing an opinion, help anyone? I AM the one who DAILY is supporting, feeding, clothing, bathing, and otherwise RAISING my grandchildren, which INCLUDES Travis’s daughter, your son’s half-sister!I I love them more than life itself, they bring joy to my life, I wouldn’t trade them for anything. But I, like many other grandparents, are raising grand-kids because of choices addicts like MY DAUGHTER, AND LIKE TRAVIS, have made! Am I not entitled to be angry for the pain they have caused their children, which includes YOUR SON! Despite Travis’s claims that he loves his kids, & how his daughter is his “everything”, they nor she, were ever enough for him to at least TRY and take some responsibility & get himself some help. Yet somehow you believe YOU are the one who could have gotten him help if you had known??? And you have the gall to call me foolish? I do apologize if anything I said offended you or anyone else, unlike the message you sent to me, that was never my intention. And I am sincerely sorry if your son saw what I wrote about his dad, I guess I should not have assumed that you, as a supposedly responsible parent, would monitor what her children are looking at & doing on the internet. In any case, I think you have totally misdirected your anger, which should be towards Travis, for none of us would even be making these comments, or having these discussions were it not for HIS choices & actions. Being an addict does not make you “not guilty by reason of insanity”, you can be an addict & still retain your freedom of choice, you still know what’s right & what’s wrong, and know whether or not your actions are hurting someone else! You say “Everyone who knows Travis, knows this is not how (your) Travis is” but you also say if you’d “had any idea this was going on..” so just how much contact have you or your son had with him in the last couple years? I’d say very little or you must be the dumbest person on earth not to have seen or know what everyone else has seen or knew! And as your contact with him has not been that often of late, how can you even claim to really know him or what he has become! You say to him he’s been dealt “one heck of a deck of cards”, are you kidding? He dealt those cards himself! No one did it to him! You know most people in your shoes would be furious at their ex for doing this to himself & their child, & they’d be thanking God that he was caught before their child could’ve been harmed or otherwise put at risk! But not you! You know better than everyone else! Better than DHS in Indiana who said after conducting his home study, they’d NEVER approve or recommend Travis to have custody of his OWN child, better than the law enforcement that, because of the evidence they have against him, decided to arrest him…you’d know I’d almost buy into that if this was anything new or recent for him, but it’s not! Travis has been in and out of trouble, as well as making Meth for YEARS! He’d already spent time in prison before, he’s been in trouble so many times with various traffic/driving violations he’d been adjudged a habitual offender resulting in his drivers license being suspended for LIFE! Addict or not, this is a person who thinks laws & rules dont apply to him! So you lady are the one that needs to get a life, because if you continue to make excuses for Travis & do not hold him accountable at least as far as your son is concerned, then all you are accomplishing is setting your son up for the same future, choices, and life that his dad chose!

  6. boo281977 on April 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I want to thank you all who is standing behind him and supporting him by not letting this person get away with what he/she has to say about him. Yes this person does not know Travis like we do and when it comes to his children, the smile on his face when he talks about them makes your heart melt. I have only known Travis for maybe 6 months and i thinks the world of him. Put his addiction to the side and look at the good side of him, he has HELPED alot of people out there. not by the drugs, but by his heart. for the mothers and fathers out there who think that he is a monster for giving their children this drug, well they are adults and they knew what they were doing.But what the good things that he has done is giving people money when they had no food to eat,he even made sure that they had a motel room to sleep at when they had to sleep on the streets.He would give his shirt off his back and do without before he would let someone do without.And the sad thing is,is the ones he has helped out are turning their backs on him.So if you feel like you still need to put his name out there like he is a monster, well then maybe you should look in your closet, because from what i have been told, you have a really big ugly skeleton in yours. So stop judging him, the only person that should be judging anyone is GOD!,and im sure that he will forgive Travis for all of this.And as a parent, I sure am glad that i dont have a role model like you and its a shame that you have to show what kind of a monster that you are by doing all of this childish bashing in front of his daughter.I really dont have a care in my bones about what else you have to say because i can tell you one thing, including myself,there are alot of people who are out there that are not gonna stand on the sidelines and allow you to do this to him.yeah you may think you are not doing this in front of his child, but I can guarantee,she will know what kind of person you really are when she gets older cause we will make sure of that by saving everything that you have ever put out there about Travis.

  7. victoria90 on April 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

    travis is an amzing person he just didnt have his head in the right place. good people make mistakes. and he was one of those good people. travis helped me out and saved my life so many times he is a good hearted person & anyone that thinks different obviously doesnt know him therefore should not be acting like they do.

  8. heidimiller on March 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    nellshort! First of all how dare you post something like that my child can see! If you had any morals what so ever you would not post crap like that when you obviously know he has children. What you don’t know is I am his oldest sons mother and you being judmental is not how I coose to raise my son! Second you obviously don’t know him as well as you think! YES! He has held a job for over a year and yes he has supported his children the best he has been able to since his addiction! You obviously have no clue how strong this addiction is and have no clue as to why or how an individual has become addicted or why they made or what made them think they needed that “get away” feeling! Untill you have walked in their shoes, lived their life, know their, heats, pains, trials, tribulations or any thing dont judge them. Is it fair to say my addiction to ciggarretes makes me a bad person is the person who created or the ones who make them and sell them to me need to be in prison to? How bout the makers of acohol or the bartenders. Should I be in prison for my my addiction to cigarretes?Does it make me a horrible person to smoke? Yes there is a difference on is legal the other isn’t! Bottom line both are addicting. I thank God i never even tried the stuff to know the over powering addiction of it, but unfortunately I have been on the sidelines to watch this addiction destroy many families! Including my own and now my childs family as well. Yes my heart breaks for him and my CHILD because losing a parent to something that is so overpowering is devistating enough and not to mention your rude, inconsiderate, selfless, foolish, non-compassionate, statement. Yes you are entitled to your own oppinion but lets be real some things are left better unsaid! My SON is hurting enough and it is selfless inconsiderate opinion oriented pricks like you that make my parenting and supporting my child to keep him from feeling like it is the end of the world that much harder and pricks like you wonder why our society is the way it is! Yes he made a bad choice but pull the plank out of your own eye before you try to get the dust out of someone elses! Thank you for making my sons EASTER SUNDAY so wonderful today by seeing your post! Think before you act and take your grudge or jellous attitude and do something with it rather then post this crap on a social network cause obviously your oppinion doesn’t matter! EVERYONE who knows Travis, his family, his children, and his life knows that this is not who our Travis is! Yes he needs help, yes he was in the wrong and has made his own future but does it seriosly mean he doesnt need help? Does he not deserve it? Because God knows if the shoe was on the other foot it would be poor you awe this is so heartbreaking! So what is the difference? Other then it’s not you! Well lets all praise nellshort for being this perfect individaul who has never done any wrong and has never sinned! Get a life!!!!! We all know the real Travis where his heart is and he will bounce back better then ever! Travis we love you and are praying you are able to get the help you need. You have been handed one heck of a deck of cards and took a wrong path! Know that me, your son, and your family are praying to get you the help you need and deserve. If only I had known this was going on rest assure I would have had him help the minute I found out! This took me and my son by suprise and it is hard.Justbeinme; Thank you for sticking up for my sons father and my son! Don’t let people like nellshort get you or anyone else down by what they say. Like I tell me and Travis’s son let them have their oppinion cause not everyone will think or feel alike and in the end God is the only one who can judge him and it’s only words and now a days words mean nothing, because if your not in on category your in another and if not in that one then in the next, it is a never ending cycle of this judgemental world! I thank God he has given me the strength and wisdom to teach my children morals, values, forgiveness and to not be judgemental!

  9. justbeinme on March 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I think that u nellshort have a problem with this guy & just want 2 talk trash about him. Put ur personal problems with him aside and understand that meth addiction is a horrible addiction. Theres no reason to bad mouth him on here or any other website. His family & friends who care about him can see all that. What if this was your child? Would u like it? I believe not. Nobody is perfect in this world we all make mistakes so therefore we should not judge anyone. I’m sure u’ve made plenty of mistakes in ur day. How would u like if people started putting u on blast 4 all 2 read? It sickens me when I see u putting him down and every other meth addict out there. People who use meth & make meth chose 2 NO ONE makes them. I understand how bad of an addiction it is and how it destroys families. But this man isn’t 2 blame 4 any ones family being destroyed. The people who use do it because they want to. U should quit blaming others and pointing fingers. If addicts didn’t get it from him they would go 2 the next person they knew who would have it or they would end up making it themselves. U talk about him not paying child support & not holding a job, now if he goes 2 prison how is he suppose 2 pay his child support, hold a job, or be a father 2 his children? He can’t! What the government needs is to help addicts by ordering them 2 go 2 a rehab that will actually help them with their addiction, not send them 2 jail or prison. I honestly think that by sending them 2 jail or prison its worse. In there they get taken care of, 3 meals a day, roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, & have no responsibilities. Then they get 2 talking 2 other inmates and find what they think are better ways 2 make meth. So u tell me how that is the best thing 4 them? If u think that him being locked up is going 2 solve the meth problem, u r wrong. Addicts will still use and families will still be destroyed.

  10. nellshort on March 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

    What is wrong with you people that keep saying it breaks your heart he’s in trouble, & he’s a good person??!! If you believe he’s a good person, you must have REALLY low standards! Maybe the person you knew when he was younger was a “good” person, but believe me, he is no longer that person! Meth changes people, and until people in your community start realizing this, you will continue to enable people like him to wreak havoc and cause pain in your neighborhoods! What makes him a good person? Has he ever held a job for over a year? No! Does he pay his child support, & support his children? No! He’s been in trouble with the law in one form or another, his entire life! He’s not just chosen to use meth and destroy his own life, he chose to make meth & supply other addicts, further enabling them to destroy theirs. This breaks your heart? Are you kidding? What about the the hearts of all the families and loved ones he’s helped to break by supplying other addicts??? I’m sorry but I’m just sick of these people & those of you that leave comments such as! He’s been offered help repeatedly, he DOES NOT want it!! He desrves to be in prison for a long time, and if you really cared for him, you’d think so, because it’s the only way he will quit using, & the only way he’ll quit hurting other people, for the simple reason he will no longer be able to! Wake up!

  11. nanue58 on March 26, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    This just breaks my heart and I pray he can get help I have knowen him since he was very young he is a good person who needs help.I really wish marshall county jail would offer rehab help they really need more than just sitting there.