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'Snoop' from The Wire Pleads Guilty in Heroin Case

Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson from The Wire Pleads Guilty in Heroin Case

Originally posted 08/10/2011 07:40AM

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, whose real-life experiences as a drug dealer in Baltimore led to a celebrated acting role as a fearsome assassin in HBO's The Wire, pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to sell heroin.

Pearson, 31, who was arrested in March in a pre-dawn raid in Baltimore, was sentenced to seven years in prison, with all of the time suspended except for the five months of house arrest she spent awaiting trial, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pearson has repeatedly proclaimed her innocence, but said this week that she took a plea deal to put the episode behind her. "I have things to do, I have to move on with my life," she said.

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