03/10/2011 at 11:00 AM EST
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a diminutive yet fearsome drug dealer and assassin on HBO's The Wire
, was arrested along with more than 30 other people Thursday morning in a sweeping drug raid in Baltimore.
Pearson, 30, was taken into custody at an apartment downtown on a state warrant, reports the Baltimore Sun
The pre-dawn raids, conducted by city, state and federal law enforcement, reportedly targeted a large-scale heroin and marijuana operation.
Pearson, who had a troubled upbringing, had worked as a drug dealer in Baltimore long before being cast on The Wire
in 2002. At age 14, she was convicted of second-degree murder and spent more than six years in prison.
Thursday's arrests were part of a five-month drug investigation, according to officials.
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