Mobile Exhibit Aims To Teach Parents Signs Of Drug Use

Marla Diamond
September 17, 2019 - 5:50 pm
RALI Cares Exhibit in Brooklyn

Marla Diamond/WCBS 880


NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A trailer parked outside Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday aimed to teach parents what to look for if they suspect their child is using drugs.

As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, the inside of the trailer looked like a typical teenager’s bedroom, until retired police officer Dean Welch showed visitors what lay hidden around the room.

Revealing what appeared to be hidden bags of heroin, Welch told visitors how important it was to look through the room more thoroughly.

The RALI Cares Mobile Exhibit stopped in the borough at the request of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

“Although Brooklyn’s extremely diverse, I'm finding that in all communities, the affluent or the poorer areas of the borough, there is common denominator of the presence of drugs,” he told reporters.

The retired NYPD officer says if parents suspect their child is on drugs, they shouldn't sweep their concerns under the rug.

“The more proactive you are, the greater opportunity you have to save your child ad your family,” Adams notes.