‘What You Don’t See’ trailer to warn parents of signs their kids are using drugs

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Narcotics Officers Association has created a traveling trailer to teach parents and other adults how kids may be concealing drug use. It’s called the “What You Don’t See” project.

That’s association president Doug Hurley, a special agent with the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. He says parents will be shown how kids conceal drugs, even in their clothing. Lisa Moore’s son died of a heroin overdose. Moore, who is from Des Moines, is encouraging parents across the state to tour the trailer and get their child in treatment immediately if they discover their kid is using opioids.

People involved in treatment programs as well as law enforcement officers will be present to answer questions for people who tour the trailer. This weekend, parole officers from central Iowa will be the first group to tour it. Des Moines Police Officer Shawna Isaac says a website’s been created to show where the traveling exhibit will be.

The “What You Don’t See” trailer will be parked on the fairgrounds during the Iowa State Fair. It’s for adults only. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to tour it. Go to for more information about the initiative.


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