You know your girlfriend is getting high. You can see it in her eyes, her mannerisms and behaviors, but she continues to deny it. In the past, she has manipulated you and convinced you that you were imagining it, but this time you know it’s real. Sometimes, finding the drugs can set the stage for an open, honest discussion about the issue. Here’s where they might be hidden.
Central heating and air vents: When the vent is in the floor, the metal rectangle lifts completely out. Carefully feel inside. About an inch down, all the way around the vent, there will be a small lip or shelf. Drugs in tiny plastic bags can be hidden on this shelf. Always be very careful when running your hands around the shelf, just in case you come across a nail, screw or even a hidden syringe.
Light switch covers: It takes very little time for her to unscrew the two screws that hold the plate over the light switch. Once removed, plastic bags containing drugs can be shoved inside and the cover put back in place.
Bathroom and kitchen overhead fan vents: Fan vents are often easy to open by popping one side down. Drugs can be put inside the vent and the cover is then popped back into position. In a bathroom, the clue that this is happening could be seeing shoe prints on the toilet seat cover.
Bathroom ceiling tiles: At the work place and sometimes in household restrooms, heavy-duty cardboard ceiling tiles are used. It’s easy to stand on a stool, chair, bathtub edge or toilet and push a tile up and out of place. The drugs are then slipped up into the hole and the tile is put back in place.
In plain view: Do you have decorative vases, bowls or other receptacles around the house that are rarely touched or noticed? Maybe drugs are stored in them. They can also be hidden in closets, perhaps at the back of a linen closet shelf or under a pile of off-season clothing. Shelves and cupboards that are taller than you are popular hiding places until you make an effort to climb on a chair and take a look.
Under furniture: Between the box spring and mattress is a common place for a stash. A small space under a dresser or nightstand might fit drugs. A recliner is easily turned into a hiding spot when the back liner is slit at the seam. All kinds of things can be slipped inside and retrieved as needed.
Canister or large food containers: If anyone in your house uses the popular protein powder drinks that come in large plastic containers, drugs may be hidden in the powder. Flour and sugar-filled canisters are also good places if they are not used often.