A 23-year-old Texas mother is in serious hot water after she was caught red-handed toting a whopping $2 million worth of crystal meth, which she sneakily thought she could conceal by hiding it in cleaning product jugs.
Seline Ayala was stopped by Austin police officers last week as she traveled with her 4-year-old daughter toward Dallas, the Austin Statesman reported. She was initially pulled over for speeding but the police officer became suspicious of her and ordered her car searched by a K-9 unit when she refused to let him enter.
That’s when a skilled dog named Emma helped her human companions discover approximately 75 pounds worth of liquid crystal meth hidden inside some white jugs labeled “Purple Power,” a brand of degreaser fluid.
Ayala could not seem to get her story straight when queried by the officer as to why she was headed to Dallas. She initially claimed that she worked for a doctor and needed to get to Dallas for a meeting, but when pressed on that doctor’s name and address, she was stumped.
The young mother eventually confessed that she was trafficking the drugs on behalf of a man in her hometown of Laredo, which is located on the U.S.-Mexico border approximately 235 miles southwest of Austin.
Ayala is now facing federal drug trafficking charges as authorities attempt to determine whether she is part of a larger meth circuit. She admitted to having dropped off an unknown quantity of the drug in Carrollton before getting contacted by an unidentified man in Laredo to make the haul to Dallas, who reportedly would have paid her upon her return to Laredo.
Police corroborated the veracity of Ayala’s statements by reading through the text messages on her cellphone.