A South Carolina man who bought more than 120 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to help the scouts escape the cold has been arrested on drug charges.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, 46-year-old Detric Lee McGowan was arrested Tuesday, February 26, 2019 on charges including conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and cocaine.
Mother Kayla Dillard had shared the photo on Facebook, saying the man paid $540 in cash for all the girls’ cookies so they could escape the cold outside a store near Greenville, South Carolina. She said she did not get the man’s name.
An indictment issued last week says McGowan, also known as “Fat,” is one of several suspects in an ongoing drug investigation.
It says he and 10 other people conspired to import drugs from Mexico in late 2018.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says authorities are still searching for one of the suspects.
Man who bought $540 of Girl Scouts cookies is arrested