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Man Arrested After Buying $540 in Girl Scout Cookies

The Man who bought $540 of Girl Scouts cookies arrested on federal drug charges

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – 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.
This man purchased seven packs of cookies. Gave the girls $40, told them to keep the change, Dillard told CBS News prior to Tuesday’s development. “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’ $540 he spent on cookies. What an amazing soul!!!!” The troop sold about 221 packages of cookies that night and Dillard said the number of packages McGowan bought would have likely taken about another day and a half of efforts to sell. While he didn’t give his name, Dillard did tell CBS News he said, “He owns several businesses and that he was going to take the cookies to the businesses.”

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 didn’t get the man’s name. and The story has taken a dark turn..

 

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