Common Places Employees Hide Their Drugs at Work

Drug users are desperate and creative. They will try to find a way to stash them at work. If you think that your employees are abusing illegal substances, you should be aware that they might try to hide them at your workplace.  As an employer, you’re responsible for maintaining a safe and productive workplace. You should be aware of common hiding spots so that you are prepared in case one of your employees is abusing drugs.

Common Drug Hiding Spots at the Workplace

Spot #1: Wallets

Wallets are small, personal items that are rarely inspected by anyone else except their owner. Drug users utilize secret compartments to stash small bags of drugs or paraphernalia.

Spot #2: Writing Utensils

Drug users can easily empty pens to hide drugs. The utensils look usable, but they actually serve as a hiding spot for substances. A pen or standard highlighter does not draw any attention in a business setting. This hiding spot is especially risky because anyone could pick it up. 

Spot #3: Makeup Kits

A woman’s personal makeup bag is her private possession. A makeup bag sometimes has ample compartment and pockets. These little places are perfect spots to hide drugs. A lipstick tube or eyeshadow palette could easily hide pills or illicit powders.

Spot #4: Jewelry

Jewelry is not the first place you’d expect to find drugs. However, many types of jewelry can be retrofitted to stash small amounts of drugs. Employees can open up a charm on a bracelet or disassemble an attachment on a necklace to access their substances.

Spot #5: Under a Desk

This may seem like the last place someone would hide drugs. But how many times do you actually look under a table or desk? Employees can tape a bag of drugs under the desk with little risk that someone will peek beneath the surface or run their hand under the table top.

Are Your Employees Hiding Drugs at Work?

These hiding spots are just a few of the clever ways drug users try to hide their habit in the workplace. This way, they can hide their drugs and hide their problem from their employer. If your employees are using drugs on the job or hiding them in the office, it is time to take action. Test Smartly Labs works with a variety of employers to provide workplace drug testing services.

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