APD: Woman caught hiding heroin in her dentures

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — What started as a traffic stop ended with a woman arrested after Austin police discovered she was hiding heroin in her dentures.

On Sept. 6 an Austin officer was patrolling what is described as a “hot spot” for criminal activity on the 4700 block of South Interstate 35. According to the affidavit the officer witnessed what he believed to be a “hand to hand’ drug deal. He followed one of the vehicles and pulled it over after the driver failed to signal when changing lanes.

The affidavit states the officer saw the driver and passenger moving stuff around in the car before pulling to the side of the road. The officer discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant and placed him under arrest. The female passenger began acting “nervous” as if she was hiding something, said the officer.

The woman, Nova Seiler, 49, seemed to be having a hard time keeping her dentures in, according to the officer. When asked if she was concealing something, the woman spat out her dentures revealing a bag of heroin.

Seiler is being held on a $15,000 bond.

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