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Posted at 7:37 AM ET, 03/10/2011

'The Wire' actress arrested in drug raid

By The Baltimore Sun

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

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.

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; 7:37 AM ET
 
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Comments

Snoop be da real thang...

Posted by: 10bestfan | March 10, 2011 8:42 AM | Report abuse

...unfortunately.

Posted by: williamhuxtan | March 10, 2011 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Dag snoop thought you had your life turned around. At least on the bright side, this arrest makes you eligible for a job in Vince Gray's administration.

Posted by: evolvedthinker | March 10, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Dag snoop thought you had your life turned around. At least on the bright side, this arrest makes you eligible for a job in Vince Gray's administration.

Posted by: evolvedthinker | March 10, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Dag snoop. I thought you had you life turned around, oh well. On the bright side, this arrest makes you eligible for a job in the Vince Gray administration.

Posted by: evolvedthinker | March 10, 2011 9:06 AM | Report abuse

"ain't no good thing about surprises in this line of work."

--Felicia Pearson as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson in The Wire

Posted by: Twitch703 | March 10, 2011 9:20 AM | Report abuse

It's sad, because she's a really good actress.

Posted by: thebossman | March 10, 2011 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I was wondering what she was up to since the show ended and now I see what she was doing. Sad! Hopefully she was a low level dealer and gets probabtion.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | March 10, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

You can't take the "hood" out of the hoodrat!

Posted by: PZ007 | March 10, 2011 10:21 AM | Report abuse

And I just thought she was a good actress but she wasn't acting. Such a shame.

Posted by: phil7038 | March 10, 2011 11:11 AM | Report abuse

I have heard of method acting but Meth acting???

Posted by: tsamm | March 10, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Not to cast blame on anyone, ultimately people are responsible for the choices they make. However, it's unfortunate she and the vast majority of The Wire's cast saw their acting opportunities dry up when the show ended. For Snoop, slinging drugs was most likely just one of several bad options afforded to her.

Posted by: Y2K1914 | March 10, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Sheeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiittttt.

Posted by: chargersjames | March 10, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, "Snoop" likes chicks. So, she should be just fine in prison. (And yes, I do know this to be fact).

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Well, "Snoop" likes chicks. So, she should be just fine in prison. (And yes, I do know this to be fact).

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Not to cast blame on anyone, ultimately people are responsible for the choices they make. However, it's unfortunate she and the vast majority of The Wire's cast saw their acting opportunities dry up when the show ended. For Snoop, slinging drugs was most likely just one of several bad options afforded to her.

Posted by: Y2K1914 | March 10, 2011 11:43 AM

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Oh geez!! Your comment made way too much sense, was rational, and caring. You probably shouldn't be commenting on a Washington Post blog.

Shame on you!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

This femme fatale is gayngster!

Posted by: The_Funknician | March 10, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

By liberal definition:
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson was not a drug dealer; she was merely an undocumented pharmacist.

Posted by: Zexufang | March 10, 2011 1:43 PM | Report abuse

By liberal definition:
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson was not a drug dealer; she was merely an undocumented pharmacist.

Posted by: Zexufang | March 10, 2011 1:43 PM

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By sane people's definition:
You're just a stupid dee-bag! Aka, Teabagger!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 2:00 PM | Report abuse

No doubt that ya girl Snoop will cast at least one of her votes for YO-bama!

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

No doubt that ya girl Snoop will cast at least one of her votes for YO-bama!

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 2:13 PM

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Better than casting a vote for yo-mama!

Priveye the 6:08 am posting, Washington Post crime section trolling, looking for articles on non-whites patrolling dee-bag rears his ugly head!

"F" U hunk-y!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey Chump....you seem upset...did you have a bad mess of chitterlings?

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

No deebag- I was eating a mess of Beluga Caviar, wheat soy, apple sauce, and then washed it down with a perrier.

Tool!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Get back to work Blackeye, shuffling around in your govt. office as your "entitlement" to the man's life ever increasingly drifts away!

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

Hey there Mr. Chump.....I do have to get back to work so my tax dollars pay for ya folks!

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey there Mr. Chump.....I do have to get back to work so my tax dollars pay for ya folks!


Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 2:48 PM |

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Hey Blackeye, why don't you do that Thurston Howell III dance that you boys do while you're at it.

And sing "Old Man River" while you're at it too . . . you should probably get used to it!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mr. Chump.....I still haven't gotten use to paying ya folks welfare. Enjoy your chitterings.

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

When I worked in social services, before going to law school, all the "welfare queens" looked like you! Govt. time over today huh? Come back and play tomorrow, Blackeye!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

3:00 o'clock. Time to go home for the day loser! HAHAHAHA

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

My boy Chump....I realize they give you folks all types of degrees......but do you ever wish you had to work like normal people?

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

My boy Chump....I realize they give you folks all types of degrees......but do you ever wish you had to work like normal people?

Posted by: priveye | March 10, 2011 3:04 PM

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Define "normal people". Do you mean stupid old fat white guys?!

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

My boy Chump....I realize they give you folks all types of degrees......but do you ever wish you had to work like normal people?

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Maybe you're a freshman class Teabagger congressman! Hmmmmmmm.

Posted by: TheChampisheretoo | March 10, 2011 3:14 PM | Report abuse

It's all in the game, yo.

Posted by: jakefogelnest | March 10, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

If you want reality in your show, you gots to go to the criminals. The real deal, Holyfield.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | March 10, 2011 4:00 PM | Report abuse

It seems her TV role closely mirrored her real life. It's too bad. It makes me wonder. If she had played a different kind of character, would her life have turned out differently?

Posted by: CAmira5 | March 10, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

CUT!!! Next scene; hunh, there is no next scene, uh oh, what do you mean I'm under arrest? You're under arrest, and you guys are not even good actors, where did they find ya'll?

Posted by: suchislife1 | March 10, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just had to step in! Priveye, what you're doing online is not only unacceptable but also cowardly. As another American I am offended by your racially insinuated comments but it is not because I am an African-American it is because I am a soldier and everyday I risk my life for this country and I love my duty but when I see comments written like this I wonder, is it worth it? Now, please ask yourself is this how you want the U.S portrayed, as a racial and utterly despicable entity? If you have problems with anyone or any situation than find a more mature route to addressing it instead of resorting to a puerile and crass vice known as racism. Also, in regards to TheChampisheretoo I do not want you to even consider the notion that I am sided with you because it would be false as you both were equally wrong. As a fellow strong black American you should learn to ignore harassments and iniquities like those mentioned in the Priveye's blogs. Racism spawns from many traits e.g fear, ignorance, and cowardice and I believe that those qualities reflect upon those that use this sin from any angle which says enough about Priveye alone so you don't need to say respond. To me you were very embarrassing sir/mam because I saw you mention law school in your post and as an aspiring lawyer I am ashamed. I do hope that there is no one with views similar to yours holding a position to serve anyone in this world because I would hate for one to help me. Overall, I feel as if both of your actions and comments are unacceptable! However, you are adults and you will do what you want to which is understood but I just hope that it's more positive in the future because you never know who is monitoring you. In addition, again you are adults which makes you role models to a 19 year old young man like myself so please help me to become a better man by precedence. LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

Posted by: BobbyBoucher | March 10, 2011 9:12 PM | Report abuse

If cigarettes had been made illegal nobody would have stopped smoking. There is more than one way to skin a cat. Why can't we admit that the war on drugs is a waste. Sending our younger citizens to jail exposes them to sexual predators, and ruins lives.
Making drugs illegal is the root of accidental overdoses, the war on drugs is a war on America's disadvantaged youth, it is a failed policy. There is obviously a better way, education and treatment.

Posted by: uhjim | March 11, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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