COSTA MESA — They're a long way from the Hawaiian beaches of Oahu, where, they said, their addiction to meth eventually made them homeless, forcing them to live out of a tent in a place called Barbers Point.
They used to stay up all night "tweaking" with other meth addicts who'd gather there. They had tiki torches outside. Their tent was pretty big. Visitors came and went. They had lots of fellow methhead friends, but something in life was missing.
Meth always seemed to have the edge. So they got out.
These days, Fred and Lisa Zoller and their daughter, Fantasia, 9, and son, Fredyzia, 5, live in a cramped-yet-comfortable subsidized room at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn on Harbor Boulevard. A pool sits right outside their door. Their twin bed butts up against the kitchen. The sleeping quarters for their children: a free-standing bunk bed.
But life is good now.