A Portland veterinarian, arrested several months ago on charges of smuggling drugs in the tiny Indonesian country of Timor-Leste, has been released there from a prison and to a member of the American Embassy and her attorney. Stacey Addison was arrested last fall when police stopped her cab to find that another passenger, totally unaffiliated with Addison, had a box on his lap with illegal drugs inside. A big effort by the American Embassy and the U.S. State Department secured her release but now comes another major chore – getting her Visa renewed so she can come home to Portland. While stuck in prison, her passport expired. In fact, she was taking a cab ride to an office to renew her visa in preparation for returning to the U.S. which ended in her arrest.
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