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Real-Life Crimes of The Wire Cast
Felicia Pearson
Felicia Pearson
In the wee hours of Thursday, March 10, 2011, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson was one of over 60 people swept up in a Baltimore drug raid straight out of The Wire. Baltimore police, the DEA and other agencies joined forced to carry out the massive sting in an attempt to take down a large heroin and marijuana operation. The former Wire actress was taken into custody.

Pearson, 30, has had a troubled past; at 14 she was convicted of 2nd degree murder and spent six years in prison, where she earned her GED. In August 2008, she was arrested for drug possession. Police arrived at Pearson's house on a warrant to pick her up for refusing to cooperate as a witness in the murder trial of Steven Lashley, who authorities say Pearson witnessed stabbing another man. Upon entering her house, officers discovered what they suspected was marijuana. Pearson, who played a cold-blooded killer by the same name on The Wire, was charged with one count of drug possession.
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