Actress on "The Wire" Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Actress on "The Wire" Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Felicia “Snoop” Pearson avoided a seven-year sentence in prison by admitting to conspiring to distribute heroin.

Published August 9, 2011

An actress who played a Baltimore gang member and drug assassin in HBO’s The Wire is facing the consequences of life as a real drug dealer.


Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, 31, will spend three years on supervised probation—with provisions for out-of-state travel for work—for a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin. She pleaded guilty on Monday, suspending the seven-year sentence she would have faced if found guilty at her trial, which was to start the next day.


Pearson was one of 64 people charged in the federal indictment in March called “Operation Usual Suspects.” The operation found that since 2008, members of the conspiracy sold imported heroin and marijuana from New York and California, respectively, and sold it in Baltimore.


Pearson told the Associated Press that she knows everyone in Baltimore, and when asked how she will avoid falling into the same situation she answered, “I’m moving to L.A.”



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Written by Danielle Wright


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