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Posted at 7:50 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Actress, others caught in Md. drug raid

By The Baltimore Sun

More than 30 people, including the actress known as "Snoop" from the Baltimore-based HBO series "The Wire," were arrested Thursday morning across the city and its surrounding counties in connection with a large-scale heroin and marijuana operation.

Raids were carried out in the pre-dawn hours by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore police and a slew of other federal and state law enforcement agencies.

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Felicia Pearson poses in Baltimore. (Marvin Joseph/Post)

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, known for her drug-assassin character on "The Wire," was taken into custody at a downtown apartment on a state warrant, officials said.

The actress has a troubled past, having been convicted at age 14 of second-degree murder. More recently, she refused to testify as a witness at a murder trial and was arrested at her then-Northeast Baltimore home.

The arrests are part of a five-month drug investigation, officials said.

By The Baltimore Sun  | March 10, 2011; 7:50 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore, Celebrities  
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Comments

SNOOP! I wondered what happened to her. By far my FAVORITE character from the wire. Hopefully she gets a good attorney and beats the charges against her. Obama need to just hurry up and make pot legal so we can quit having needless arrests.

Posted by: jkampanos | March 10, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Didn't anyone tell her she was just supposed to play the part of a drug dealer. Now that is method acting..Or should I say Meth acting...

Posted by: tsamm | March 10, 2011 10:02 AM | Report abuse

@tsamm...

she got the part because thats how she is in real life....

when she audtitioned, she was fresh out of a correctional institution.

Posted by: seendadream | March 10, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Not disagreeing about the pot part, jkampanos, but I think you're forgetting about the heroin operation, which I have a bit more trouble letting fall into the "just legalize it" category.

Posted by: klaw009x | March 10, 2011 2:28 PM | Report abuse

What was that old song...You can take someone out of the ghetto, BUT... you can't take the ghetto out of.... Never saw the Wire but heard it was "great". As someone who has been a member of SAG and AEA for thirty years, I am somewhat depressed to here her described as "actress". Our culture has lost its foundation.

Posted by: SHIREDAD | March 10, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

@shiredad...I don't think anyone who ever watched the show would extol the thespianic virtues of Snoop. she was basically playing herself on the show and now has gotten played.

Posted by: weblurker1 | March 10, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

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