It is possible to hide drugs from a drug-sniffing police dog, but it is extremely difficult. Police have caught on to most drug-dealers’ tricks and have trained their dogs to be more efficient and even proactive in their searching.
Simply hiding drugs out of sight is usually not sufficient unless the drugs are on your person. If you have the drugs in your personal possession, placing them in a balloon or condom and inserting them into your mouth or anus will keep dogs from discovering them. This is because these places on your body hide the drugs from smell, the primary sense that dogs use to find the drugs in the first place. Any other place on your body or in your clothes will be discoverable by a dog. If the drugs are in your car, the only safe place to hide them is inside the gas tank, submerged in gasoline. This, however, is not so safe for your car. Gas can eat away many types of plastics and once they are leaked into the gas, it will ruin the drugs and possibly your car to boot.
Covering up the smell of the drugs with other scents has often been used in the past but it does not always work. Coffee was once used to cover the scent of drugs but modern dogs have been trained to discern the individual scents. It is possible to hide the scent if the drugs are in a vacuum-sealed, air-tight container but that’s about the only way and it is very rare for someone to get a container completely air-tight.
The method of hiding drugs from dogs recommended by ex-police officers is to use a diversion tactic. One officer suggests that if the drugs are in your car, take your cat along with you. The dog may be distracted by the cat enough to throw off the drug detection. Another possible method is to hide the drugs in a bag of snack food like chips or cookies. Eat them while the police talk to you. The officer may think it is just the food.
There is no way to be sure. The safest thing you can do is not carry or transport drugs with you at all.
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