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The Wire's Felicia "Snoop" Pearson Arrested in Baltimore Drug Raid

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BALTIMORE --- Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, an actress who portrayed an androgynous soldier of the same name on TV's The Wire, was arrested during a drug raid Thursday in Baltimore.

DEA agents and Baltimore police carried out the operation, which yielded dozens of arrests. Police have not said what charges she faces.

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Critics have argued The Wire's realistic and insightful portrayal of an American city's complicated war on drugs made it one of television's best shows ever.

But a life shackled by crime and illegal drugs may be a bit too real for "Snoop" Pearson.

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According to the Associated Press: Pearson was convicted of second-degree murder as a teenager. In 2008, she was arrested on a minor drug charge when police went to her home to pick her up for refusing to cooperate as a witness in a murder trial. Court records show she was found not guilty on the charge.