'Hidden in Plain Sight' Forum Stops in Sea Isle

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SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. -

Parents in one Cape May County community learned about some of the steps to take in order to prevent their own children from becoming addicted to drugs.

Officials in Sea Isle City held two interactive workshops to help teach residents how to uncover ways kids can hide drugs, paraphernalia, and other dangerous substances in their homes with the "Hidden in Plain Sight" forum, which is being presented in schools across the state this month. 

"We want everybody to have the information and the knowledge of what the current trends are," said Cpt. Thomas McQuillen, of the Sea Isle City Police Department.

"What they should look for in either their children, grandchildren, nieces', and nephews' rooms and get as much early notice as they can so that if there is a problem that's developing with one of their loved ones, they can take early steps to intervene and hopefully prevent a child from becoming addicted to either opioids or any illegal substance."

Thursday's workshops included information from local resources and a simulated teenage bedroom, which gave participants a chance to search for more than 50 surprising hiding spots. 

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