The Baltimore Sun reports tonight that Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, who was a standout performer on HBO’s “The Wire,” has been charged with marijuana possession and is being held at Central Booking.
She played the role of a killer called “Snoop” on “The Wire.”
As a juvenile, Pearson served time for murder. But her popularity on “The Wire” led to a book deal and the hope that she had turned her life around.
This drug arrest sprang from Pearson’s status as an “uncooperative witness” in an upcoming Baltimore murder trial.
According to the Sun, police found what they thought was marijuana when they broke into Snoop’s home yesterday to serve a “body attachment” warrant to ensure that she’d testify next month as an eyewitness against an accused killer.
(Hat-tip: TV Tattle.)