$450 Girl Scout cookie buyer also wanted prosecutor dead

A South Carolina man praised on social media for spending $450 to buy Girl Scouts cookies has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a prosecutor and witnesses in his drug case

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A South Carolina man praised on social media for spending $450 to buy Girl Scouts cookies has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a prosecutor and witnesses in his drug case.

Federal prosecutors said 46-year-old Detric McGowan offered his cellmate $10,000 to arrange the killing. He pleaded guilty Thursday to obstruction of justice and drug charges involving cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement police seized more than 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of heroin and about $1 million in cash.

He faces 25 years to life in prison when sentenced.