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L.A. money tests positive for cocaine

August 18, 2009 5:48:16 AM PDT
More U.S. bills across the country are testing positive for cocaine.A new study by the Office of National Drug Control Policy shows 90 percent of U.S. bills have cocaine on them.

Officials say traces of the drug are more likely to show up in $5s, $10s, $20s and $50s.

Researchers say the currency can become contaminated during drug deals, snorting the cocaine, or in currency counting machines at the bank.

100 percent of bills tested in Los Angeles, Detroit and Miami had cocaine residue.

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