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Physicist Denies Smuggling Charge

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Cocaine

Physicist Denies Smuggling Charge

Professor Paul H. Frampton, a University of North Carolina Physicist is being held in Argentina on cocaine smuggling charges.   According to , he said, “I am innocent.  I will not be convicted.  It is just that the Argentinian justice system is very slow.  There is easily enough evidence that I didn’t know there were drugs in the bag, and that will come out, I hope sooner rather than later.”

The university put the physicist on unpaid leave.  He has been held in prison in Buenos Aires since the arrest at the airport last year.  He had been in the country numerous times, having written four academic papers there, including two already scheduled for publication.  He is still mentoring one student, even though he is in prison.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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