American jailed for drugs in East Timor

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TIMOR-LESTE – If her travels are anything like Elizabeth Gilbert’s in Eat Pray Love, Stacey Addison may have been trying to find inner peace. Instead, the 41 year old Oregon veterinarian, who quit her job to see the world, has found herself in prison.

Addison says she was sharing a cab with a stranger in Timor-Leste near Indonesia when police surrounded the ride and nailed the guy for drugs.

He allegedly had methamphetamines hidden in a package with shower equipment.

"She sounds like she's getting more discouraged," says Addison’s mother, Bernadette Kero.

U.S. authorities say that according to Timorese officials, Addison is being held as a witness. But it's hard to know what will happen next.

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