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06/20/2013 07:29 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2013

Police: Thieves Steal Tide Detergent To Trade For Crack Cocaine, Marijuana

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Tide has become such a "hot commodity" on the black market as one of the most frequently stolen items that it is now used as a trade for drugs such as marijuana and crack cocaine, according to Southern California law enforcement officials.

Detectives were puzzled when they kept finding the detergent during drug raids, San Bernardino police Sgt. Travis Walker told the Press-Enterprise.

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