Mobile Trailer Shows Warning Signs, Hiding Spots for Opioid Addiction

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) introduced the Community Opioid Prevention Education (COPE) trailer Monday following a press conference. 

The mobile trailer is made to look like a bedroom and bathroom on the inside. Throughout the COPE trailer are warning signs of opioid addiction, like paraphernalia and makeshift hiding spots for substances.  

Capt. Dave McBain, director of the MCPD traffic division, said the purpose of the trailer is to teach people what to look for so they can help loved ones struggling with addiction. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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