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Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson of 'The Wire' arrested in drug raid


Felicia "Snoop" Pearson of "The Wire" was arrested Thursday morning at her downtown Baltimore apartment, allegedly in connection with a large-scale heroin and marijuana ring.

A five-month investigation led to raids in west and east Baltimore yielding more than 60 suspects believed to be linked to the crime operation, the Baltimore Sun reported. Pearson was arrested on a state warrant, though local and federal authorities were also involved in the raids.

The 30-year-old, who played a ruthless drug assassin on the HBO show and had hoped to continue acting, had been plucked off the Maryland streets to become the character. "The Wire," which ran 2002-2008, was about the Baltimore drug scene.

In this case, it seems that life now imitates art -- after art had already been imitating her life.

At age 16, she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and had been recently arrested again for refusing to testify as a witness during a murder trial. She also wrote "Grace After Midnight," a memoir, and worked with at-risk kids.


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I love me some Snoop!

Bye bye.

I always thought she played that role too well. It looks like now she will go from starring in the Wire to her new show OZ.

Everything I've read about the show leads me to believe two things

1)People think the show is really good.

2)People don't care about people getting hurt. If some kids dies of a crack overdose, they don't care. If its determental to society, it's the criminals its the laws or the innocents who are fault.

Yeah, going to prison sounds right for these people.

The Wire was EXCELLENT with great actors and she played her role well, she was hard-core.

Was it too close to her real life, apparently so, very sad - Ms. 'Snoop' I hope, if you're not convicted, get the heck out of there, what did you expect running with this crowd?

Sad, I thought she was moving forward.


where in the world do they find room for all these criminals

"In this case, it seems that life now imitates art..."

So is she a ruthless drug assassin in real life, or just someone distributing drugs? Oh, I get it, the author was just playing loose with metaphor, a time-honored bit of journalistic puffery.

To Doug: what about all of those who die daily from alcohol poisoning or lung cancer? These figures far outweigh the deaths from marijuana and heroin, which she was supposedly involved with selling.

I used to watch the "The Wire" back in the day. I always thought Snoop was a dude. To paraphrase Aerosmith "Lady looks like a dude".

Haaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (deep breath) haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!

I thought that was a man.

At 16 pleaded guilty to murder and she was out? What a waste, but sometimes there is nothing to be salvaged. Let's move on .... nothing to see here, and try to help someone that actually wants to be helped. There are so many more deserving people.

Bye, bye.

Maybe Oprah would feel sorry for her and give her a show on Opie's network. OWN + Oprah + Snoop. 3 losers that deserve each other.

"Worked with at-risk kids," huh?

Was she incarcerated for second degree murder? If not, why not?


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