Tide Becomes Drug Currency
Basically, Tide detergent is a popular product with a very small profit margin. So small non-chain grocery and convenience stores are happy to buy it cheaply, no questions asked. This makes it easy to sell if you steal it. And drug dealers have started taking it as currency, large bottles being worth about $5.
EDITED TO ADD (2/13): Snopes rates this as "undetermined."
Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:51 PM • 30 Comments