‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ shows where teens could be hiding drugs

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Do you know where to look if you think your kids are doing drugs? The answer may be in your teen’s bedroom.

The Hancock County Addiction Coalition came together with other local agencies for a demonstration called “Hidden in Plain Sight.”

Officials created a replica of a typical teenager’s bedroom. It included everything from soda cans, computer mouses and various other items which teens could use to hide paraphernalia.

Hamilton resident Jerome Lee is a recovering addict. He’s been sober for two years now.

Lee says the things in the room didn’t surprise him one bit.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Lee. “Personally, I use to use a fake D battery. It was a stash for my meth and I would put it in a flashlight and you would never know the difference.”

That’s why parents have be proactive.

“If you don’t take the time to invest in your children’s life, as far as knowing what’s going on; internet wise, the same with the drugs. As long as you’re keeping a tab on that without interfering with that boundary, I think it’s a very good thing,” said Lee.

Thursday’s display was at the Memorial Medical Building in Carthage. It was available to view for anyone over the age of 21.


Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

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