Most Active Stories
- The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — The Shape We're In Now
- The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — How We Got This Way: The Mississippi River
- Bring Your Own Presents: 'Virginia'
- Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty'
- As With Dalai Lama Today, Pope's Visit To New Orleans 25 Years Ago Came Amid Violence
Around the Nation
Thu March 15, 2012
Bottles Of Tide Turn Up In Drug Bust
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Police outside Washington, D.C. raided the home of a drug dealer and found cocaine, as well as almost 20 large bottles of Tide. The AP reports thieves love to steal the detergent, which is easily sold on the black market. Everybody needs detergent, after all. It's the most popular brand. So it is, as they say, a liquid asset. Stores are putting electronic tags on it. Maybe Tide could use this in its ad campaign, come to think of it, because shoplifting is a sincere form of flattery. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.