I have a daughter from my first wife. She is in her early teens. Her mother and step father have gone through major body transformations. Her mother and step father have shown signs of deep voices as their transformations have evolved in the past year. I suspected Anabolic Steroid use due to what I have seen from these two individuals. As it is now summer break, I get my six weeks with her. Tonight my daughter told me she has noticed glass vials that say Testosterone on the bottles in their medicine cabinet. She told me of mood swings of both parents and other signs that lead me to believe they are using A class III narcotic in the home. I've never known a Dr. to allow patients to be in possession of glass vials of Testosterone to be in the hands of a patient. Especially two people who are perfectly healthy and are health nuts. I feel this drug may have been obtained and is being used illegally. I fear for my daughter's safety as a steroid user can be unpredictable in their actions. She is concerned and I told her write down all the information on the vials when she is home alone. I believe this possibly illegal activity in the home could jeopardize her safety.
1- you can call the police
2- you can seek to change the custody order based on your fears and the evidence. But your fear that something "might" get unpleasant in the future is not a ground for anything. Because you do not know what is happening in the house at all for a fact.
3- keep her out of it. It was wrong of you to use her as a mole to get info, and you need to stop.
Mr. Burgess has a good point. At this point all of your information is coming from your daughter, who is not a disinterested witness. You do not know what kind of hidden agenda may be prompting your dauhter to do this. You would be justified in making a referral to the police about this, and really you should do so because your daughter may be telling the truth. Call the police, let them interview your daughter (you should not make any accusations yourself unless you also have first-hand knowledge of what is going on) and then the police will take any action that is necessary. This is an issue of child safety, and if your ex- is found to be using or abusing drugs in the manner alleged, then you should definitely retain counsel and see if a change of custody may be in order.
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