The Wire's 'Snoop' Busted in Baltimore Drug Raids

Along with 30 others; HBO actress has other arrests in her past
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Snoop From The Wire Arrested: Felicia Pearson Nabbed in Baltimore Drug Raids
In a June 26, 2007 photo, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson arrives at the 7th annual BET Awards, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, best known for her role as a drug dealer's hitman on HBO’s The Wire, was arrested along with more than 30 others this morning during raids on a large heroin and marijuana operation in Baltimore. Police, DEA agents, and other officials carried out the pre-dawn bust as part of a five-month drug investigation, the Baltimore Sun reports. Pearson’s troubled past includes a conviction of second-degree murder at just 14; she was arrested again in 2008. (More The Wire stories.)

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