Hidden in Plain Sight, an educational venture for community

By: Chris Pimentel Writer Sitting on the table was an innocuous item… a pop can. Nearby was a water bottle and body spray can. A laundry basket holds clothing But for anyone attending New Direction’s Community Awareness activity “Hidden in Plain Sight” those everyday items became secret hiding places. Drugs, Cameron Sault, a New Directors worker, said could be hidden anywhere. New Directions constructed a makeshift apartment providing community awareness of where drugs can be hidden. There were fake drugs, drug paraphernalia and drug concealing items, placed in built up apartments for people to discover. The goal for community members was to find where drugs can be hidden but the message is much bigger .than that. “It’s a good eye opener to parents, it brings education and awareness. Hopefully, in…

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