"Wire" Actress Among 30 Arrested in Maryland

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011  |  Updated 11:17 AM EDT
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An actress who appeared on the HBO series "The Wire" was among dozens of people arrested in an early-morning drug raid, according to police in Baltimore.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Baltimore police and others carried out the raids Thursday in the city.

Police say Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a killer of the same name on the hit television series, is among about 30 people who were arrested. Police declined to say what charges she faces.

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.

A news conference on the arrests is planned for Thursday afternoon.

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