Criminals Trading Laundry Detergent for Drugs
The surge in Tide thefts has caused many retailers to take additional precautions such as keeping the product behind the counter or under lock and key. Others are beefing up security measures to include adding more cameras in the laundry detergent aisle.
Poor economic conditions are thought to have contributed to this trend. Tide is not only one of the most recognizable brands, but also one of the most expensive. Many people simply do not want to give up the luxury of good quality laundry detergent, even if they can’t afford it, so a black market has cropped up to meet this need.