Man Who Went Viral For Buying Girl Scout Cookies Arrested By Feds For Drugs

The story of a good Samaritan who bought $540 worth of Girl Scout cookies from a South Carolina troop — so they wouldn't have to sell them in near-freezing cold— has taken twist. The man, identified as Detric McGowan, was arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on suspicion to conspire to "intentionally and unlawfully" possess heroin, cocaine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute import drugs from Mexico.

The alleged criminal activities began "at least in or around 2016" and continued up until the date of the indictment. The man appears to be one of 11 individuals named in the indictment — one name is redacted.

McGowan was one of eleven men charged and faces eight charges, according to the indictment:

  • Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
  • Conspiracy to import controlled substances.
  • Conspiracy to commit bulk cash smuggling ($1,004,665.00).
  • Interstate travel and transportation in aid of drug trafficking business.
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.
  • Maintaining a drug-involved premise.
  • Conspiracy to structure transactions to evade reporting requirement.
  • Three counts of unlawful use of a communication facility.

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