'Snoop' from The Wire Arrested in Drug Raid

Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson Busted in Baltimore
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
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updated 03/10/2011 AT 11:00 AM EST

originally published 03/10/2011 AT 08:50 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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