Live 5 News Investigates: Suds for Drugs

Live 5 News Investigates: Suds for Drugs
On the streets, it's known as liquid gold.

A Live 5 News investigation has found the laundry detergent you buy to wash your clothes is being stolen from stores by addicts to satisfy their crack cocaine fix.

"Drug traffickers prefer cash, but when their customers, people with chemical dependencies can't provide cash in exchange for drugs, drug traffickers will often direct them to steal items,” U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Tim Davis says.

Live 5's Harve Jacobs reveals why drug dealers are including laundry detergent among those items and what's being done with the stolen detergent once it's handed over.