One of the most common questions Drug Sweeper is asked is, “Where do people commonly hide drugs?”. Below, we’ve listed several common/uncommon items and areas you may consider looking for hidden drugs.


Inside of Books

Traditionally a poor man’s piggy bank, many substance abusers will take this hiding place to another level, often cutting out the center of several pages within a book (in many cases on a shelve of books). The books used are often titled something clever. Someone’s been watching too many spy movies.

Dresser Drawers

One of the most common places hidden drugs are found are the dresser drawer. These are generally a teenager’s first choice. Most of us have hidden things such as money or valuables in drawers before. Addicts follow this same rule of thumb, typically before their actions become suspicious and they find more creative places.

Behind Paintings, Pictures, and Mirrors

If the drug user has a love for conspiracy theories, the da Vinci code, or Batman, we’d recommend checking these locations. While this spot could be considered a bold choice to a person of sound mind, you’d be surprised how often these areas are overlooked by parents, friends, or even coworkers. LSD users have even been known to tack the tabs of LSD on the surface of actual photos and paintings.

Game Consoles

Whether your son or daughter is a hard-core gamer or not, X-boxes, PlayStations, and Nintendo gaming consoles are great locations to hide drugs (or money for that matter). Most are easy to open, likely untouched, and haven’t been powered-on for extended periods of time.

Aerosol Cans

Believe it or not, these items are becoming more and more favored as time goes on. Not only can you make a ‘stash can’ yourself, several companies now manufacture and distribute aerosol cans with false bottoms for this exact purpose. It may seem like a daunting task; however, if the person in question has a history of hiding substances in the home and you are having trouble locating them, check everything from cans of WD-40 to shaving cream. The possibilities are somewhat limitless here.


Travel Pill Bottles

From marijuana to heroin, we have learned drug users of all ages seem to favor this method of concealment. What may seem as innocent as a bottle of over-the-counter pain relievers or allergy medication could contain a much bigger and potentially deadly secret.


Not that we’re ignoring the value of a pocket, our team is trained to detect even the best of hiding places. In our experience, drug users under suspicion and have a bit more history under their belt tend to use the inside of shoes. At first glance, it may not appear this way but there are many places to conceal small to medium amounts of drugs. The tongue of the shoe can be pulled apart slightly and filled with controlled substances. The fabric on the inner portion of the shoe is usually glued during fabrication. This glue is easily pulled up and can be used to easily conceal drugs. Last but not least, the sole of the shoe is commonly utilized for hiding drugs to avoid detection or incrimination.


Depending on the substance type, a drug user may hide their drug of choice in several locations. This may include hiding places such as the center console, wheel or fender wells, spare tire well, fuse boxes, under the carpet, in the headliner, or even behind the dashboard of the vehicle.

Highlighters, Pens & Mechanical Pencils

Whether in school, at the office, or on a trip, these items are easily accessible and multipurpose. Not only can these items be used for hiding drugs, the hollow inner tubes are often used for snorting and smoking drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, oxycontin, and cocaine. While these writing instruments are seemingly innocent, they can be used as an all-in-one drug station.

Don't Rely On A Guessing Game

While the hiding places above are common, there are many more uncommon places as well. Even the most skilled law enforcement officer has searched the items above and been unable what was hidden in their hands. Drug Sweeper guarantees accurate and reliable results.

Not only can our drug detection dogs detect tiny amounts of drugs, they can detect areas where drugs have recently been hidden or stored.

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