Man in viral Girl Scout cookie photo indicted in DEA bust

Man in viral Girl Scout cookie photo indicted in DEA bust

Shortly after his initial purchase, the man returned and told the girls to pack up everything they had.

He is accused of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl as well as conspiracy to smuggle more than $1 million in cash. Dillard said she still hasn't been able to confirm his identity.

Speaking with CBS News, Dillard said the two young girls sold 221 boxes of cookies on Friday and the quantity the man had purchased would have taken the troop another day or so to sell. "We stood there in shock for a little while".

Troop 1574 sold more than 200 packages of cookies on Friday as a result of the man's generosity. Gave the girls $40, told them to keep the change.


In a statement to WSPA, the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands said, "Nobody was hurt. What an wonderful soul!" She said he initially bought seven boxes of cookies from the ladies of Troop #1574, but then came back with a surprise.

Dillard, whose 8-year-old daughter is a member of the troop, was with the girls as they participated in the annual, beloved cookie sale outside a local supermarket. "I'm taking them all so y'all can get out of this cold", wrote Dillard.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents were investigating McGowan for six months and planned on arresting him Tuesday, long before the photo of him smiling next to two Girl Scouts went viral.

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