Actress “Snoop” From “The Wire” Arrested in Baltimore Drug Raid
SF Gate - An actress who appeared on the HBO series “The Wire” has been charged with conspiring to sell heroin and was one of dozens arrested in early morning raids across Baltimore, authorities said Thursday. Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, 30, is among 64 people charged in a joint state-federal prosecution of a large east Baltimore drug gang. She is charged in state court with conspiring with two men to distribute heroin and aiding and abetting. Officers seized $69,000, four guns, marijuana and heroin in “Operation Usual Suspects,” which built on hundreds of hours of investigation dating back to 2008, Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld said. “People might say, ‘From 2008, what took you so long?’” Bealefeld said. “We want to build good, solid prosecutions.” The DEA’s approach is to work with local officials to target the source of the drugs to have an impact and that’s just what they did in this case, said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis. “We have removed the entire drug organization,” she said. “We got the top, we got the bottom, we got everything in between.” “The Wire,” which ran from 2002 to 2008, was filmed in Baltimore and put a spotlight on the city’s struggle with poverty and drug violence through the stories of the city’s police, drug organizations, schools, politicians and media. Pearson’s character, which shares the nickname “Snoop,” knocks off several people for the fictitious Stanfield drug gang. This is not Pearson’s first brush with the law. She was convicted of second-degree murder in a slaying committed when she was 14. She served five years of an eight-year sentence and was released in 2000.
This seriously read like it was a season finale of The Wire. Just hard nosed detective work to build a case on a whole empire, and then clear it all out in one swoop. It usually never works, but every once in awhile something will stick. Anyone that’s watched that show must not be too surprised by this story. Easily my favorite show of all time, which makes me wonder how Snoop could have been so dumb? She acted in a role of a paranoid assassin that was always one step ahead of the law. Jesus Christ, she should have saw this coming a mile away. But anyway, this bitch is for real. Tough as nails, ready to catch a body to prove a point. I’m 6’2” and I wouldn’t ever wanna see her in an alley. Just straight manhood crusher right there. Convicted teenage murderer, heroin dealing gangsta bitch, this chick is hard. I think it’s just something about Baltimore that brings out the hood in a person.