Did you hear about the guy who bought 121 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for $540 so the two little girls selling them wouldn’t have to stand out in the rain? A total hero, right?
LOVE THIS! ❤ The man purchased 7 packs of cookies and gave the Girl Scouts $40, telling them to keep the change. Then he came back to the table and said, "Pack up all of your cookies. I'm taking them all so y'all can get out of this cold." https://t.co/cl7xgHjK2A
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) February 26, 2019
Well, his name is Detric McGowan and he was just arrested by the DEA for “allegedly trafficking heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl smuggled from Mexico”:
That feel-good viral story about the guy who bought $540 worth of Girl Scout cookies from two 8-year-olds? Well, he was arrested today by the DEA for allegedly trafficking heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl smuggled from Mexico https://t.co/sKL5zUVw7Z pic.twitter.com/WMHe0IoFBh
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) February 27, 2019
According to media reports, the viral photo did not lead to his arrest and the DEA had been investigating him for 6 months:
The DEA had been investigating him for six months and planned on arresting him Tuesday, long before the photo of him smiling next to two Girl Scouts went viral. https://t.co/dZXwVW3HBF
— FOX 46 Charlotte (@FOX46News) February 27, 2019
According to the indictment, McGowan was charged with:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
Conspiracy to import controlled substances.
Conspiracy to commit bulk cash smuggling ($1,004,665).
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.
This is why we can’t have nice things.