CNN, the Baltimore Sun and other news sites reported this morning that Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, the drug soldier-turned-actress playing a drug soldier on "The Wire," has been arrested "in a joint operation between the Baltimore Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration." From CNN:
… The arrest took place in a joint operation between the Baltimore Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Det. Kevin Brown said. He declined to provide additional details, such as the focus of the raids of the number of arrests, until after a news conference scheduled for 4 p.m. at the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore.
In her 2007 memoir, "Grace After Midnight," Pearson — now 30 — wrote of being born to a drug-addicted mother and then selling drugs herself. At 14, she killed another teenager and served time in Jessup State Penitentiary for murder, the memoir says.
After her release from prison, she met an actor from "The Wire" cast in a club and joined the show until it ended in 2008.