As much as I follow the news, I never knew that Tide pods were used by our darkie neighbors in the drug trade as street currency.
It must be easier for them to steal Tide than steal real currency.
Three women are being sought for cleaning out a Tangipahoa Parish Dollar General store of its supply of Tide Pods laundry detergent, a product that has over the years become widely recognized as ad hoc street currency in the national drug trade.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the women who stole more than $450 worth of Tide laundry detergent Tuesday afternoon (May 15) from the store at the intersection of Old Baton Rouge Highway and Pumpkin Center Road in Hammond. The suspects The subjects reportedly fled the store in an older model brown SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban.
The trio is also suspected to have stolen hundreds of dollars worth of Tide Pods from a store in Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa Parish authorities said.
Several years ago, thieves began stealing Tide laundry detergent from stores across the country, thefts that initially baffled police. Investigators eventually concluded that the popular and recognizable laundry detergent brand was being stolen and traded on the street for cash, weed or cocaine, according to published reports.
Everything from salt to cigarettes have been used as money in history. Leave it to the darkies to take a product easily stolen and use it as money.
Will retailers have to lock up the Tide in glass cases now?