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    A Tide of drug user's theft

    The post about the woman that Obama released from jail prompted this post. Seems a woman that was released from a life sentence for selling crack got clemency and a new lease on life. But stealing tide detergent landed her back in jail.

    It seems Tide detergent is like prison cigarettes, a pseudo currency in some neighborhoods. It always fascinates me with how trends and fads got started. Think pokemon go, fidget spinner and the term fo shizzle.

    For quite a few years now drug users have been shoplifting soap to resell and use the profits for dope. Now it's caught on and all the dopers are doing it and all their friends have nice clean clothes.

    The call that came in from a local Safeway one day in March 2011 was unlike any the Organized Retail Crime Unit of the Prince George’s County Police Department had fielded before. The grocery store, located in suburban Bowie, Maryland, had been robbed repeatedly. But in every incident the only products taken were bottles—many, many bottles—of the liquid laundry detergent Tide. “They were losing $10,000 to $15,000 a month, with people just taking it off the shelves,” recalls Sergeant Aubrey Thompson, who heads the team.

    It turned out the detergent wasn’t #being used as an ingredient in some new recipe for getting high, but instead to buy drugs themselves. Tide bottles have become ad hoc street currency, with a 150-ounce bottle going for either $5 cash or $10 worth of weed or crack cocaine. On certain corners, the detergent has earned a new nickname: “Liquid gold.” The Tide people would never sanction that tag line, of course. But this unlikely black market would not have formed if they weren’t so good at pushing their product.
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    That's been around for some time. Along with razor blades.

    You can always tell when you're in a bad neighborhood when the laundry detergent is locked up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    That's been around for some time. Along with razor blades.

    You can always tell when you're in a bad neighborhood when the laundry detergent is locked up.
    Years ago only the gas stations in sketchy parts of town required you to enter your zip code when paying at the pump with a credit card. Then it seemed like that trend caught on everywhere. So far in New England the last 2 fill ups didn't require it. They are either very trusting or behind the times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    That's been around for some time. Along with razor blades.

    You can always tell when you're in a bad neighborhood when the laundry detergent is locked up.
    Diapers.. and baby formula
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    All this makes me miss working in the city's, I'll have to go to East Indianapolis this weekend to get my fix of pointing to want I want to buy to the clerk through the 1" plexiglass walls. Ahhhhhh.. memories of working in West Balmor.
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    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    All this makes me miss working in the city's, I'll have to go to East Indianapolis this weekend to get my fix of pointing to want I want to buy to the clerk through the 1" plexiglass walls. Ahhhhhh.. memories of working in West Balmor.
    Last time I was out there I mistakenly drove through East Indy.

    Went to a ####ty gun range (Family Indoor Shooting Range) out there. You know things are bad when a gun range gets 2.6 stars on Google.
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    Got to laugh. An ad offering Tide coupons just appeared on the right of the last post when I read this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    Last time I was out there I mistakenly drove through East Indy.

    Went to a ####ty gun range (Family Indoor Shooting Range) out there. You know things are bad when a gun range gets 2.6 stars on Google.
    Yep, I know of it. It used to be called Pop Guns. East Indy is a tough part of town.
    It's best to stay right downtown or North of the Indy beltway.
    If you happen to Indy again, hit a range on the North end of town around Carmel or any public indoor ranges in Hamilton Co.
    I sometimes shoot Friday Night Steel at Marion County Fish and Game.
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitchicken View Post
    Got to laugh. An ad offering Tide coupons just appeared on the right of the last post when I read this thread.
    Lol.. the child in me wants to change my signature to nothing but porn and adult toy names for that reason.



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    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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