Chances are you’re no longer living with your parents. But if you are, you’re probably of an age where Mom and Pop let you live your life and let you smoke your stash. But you still might be curious about these ten places that the DEA recommends that parents need to search if they think Junior is smoking or hiding drugs, which is listed on the Get Smart About Drugs website.
All parents strive to have an open and honest relationship with their teens. However, if your young loved one is dealing with drug addiction, they often become secretive, and as parents you may find answers in their rooms or vehicles. For those facing this serious issue, here are a few common places your teen could be hiding drugs.
1. Alarm clocks
Alarm clocks are a pretty common item in the rooms of many teens. But you may want to take a closer look at them if you suspect your teen is using drugs. Some of the digital clocks can be used to hide illicit drugs; specifically small baggies in the battery compartment alongside the batteries.
2. Graphing calculator
You usually wouldn’t be suspicious of your teen keeping his or her graphing calculator close, but if you suspect them of addiction, you may have to be. Just like with alarm clocks, a small amount of drugs can be hidden inside of the battery compartment.
3. Highlighter pens
Here’s another common school supply that could be used as a hiding place. Believe it or not, teens have used the inside of the highlighter caps to hide small amounts of drugs.
Teens can hide baggies of drugs inside of their shoes (sometimes pushed up into the toes of the shoe to keep it out of sight).
5. Candy containers and wrappers
Since a lot of the edible drugs – such as ecstasy or some of the marijuana edibles – look like candy anyway, they can be easily camouflaged inside of a candy wrapper or another kind of candy container.
If you suspect your teen is using, you might want to run your fingers over that poster in his or her bedroom. Teens trying to hide something can flatten their small drug-filled baggies and tape them behind the posters hanging on their walls.
7. Heating vent
Teens can tape their drug-filled baggies inside of the heating vent in his or her room.
8. Teddy bears
If your teen is still holding on to his or her adored childhood teddy bear, you may want to consider this. The inside seams of the stuffed animal can be used to hide small amounts of drugs.
9. Car interior
If your teen has his or her own vehicle, there is unfortunately a plethora of places they can hide drugs. Inside of glove compartments, teped underneath the seats, taped behind the steering wheel, and the trunk are just a few places.
10. Games consoles
PlayStation, Wii, XBox – all of them have small spaces where teens could hide drugs