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The Wire’s Felicia “Snoop” Pearson Pleads Guilty To Heroin Charges

The Wire actress, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson (who played a character of the same name in the series), has plead guilty to conspiring to sell heroin. The openly lesbian got arrested earlier this year for allowing two heroin dealers to sell out of her apartment; police say that she dealt as well. She had been sentenced to seven years in prison, but she took a plea deal “to move on with her life” that suspends the sentence and keeps her under probation for the next three years.

Before her season of The Wire premiered in 2008, she said, “I hope I broke the mold for my gay people. Just let ’em know; you don’t have to hide it. People are gonna accept it or they gonna reject it. So what?” But just because you ran with drug-dealers on The Wire doesn’t mean you gotta now that the show’s over. Let’s hope Snoop finds another acting gig to keep her outta trouble!

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  • Henry

    I don’t like the gray-haired cop’s look. It’s so self-important. Anyway, hopefully she doesn’t deal drugs again.

  • J.

    Good job at breaking down stereotypes “Snoop”…SMH….

  • chrissie riot

    @J.: Is there a stereotype about lesbians selling heroin? I wasn’t aware of that one.

  • j

    @chrissie riot: Not only is he wrong but he’s stealing my letter!

  • J.

    @ Riot: No, but there is a stereotype about butch black lesbian thugs who sell drugs and break the law……nomesayin dawg?

  • Lefty

    It’s not her job to break down stereotypes though, is it?
    It’s her job to go about her life as she sees fit.
    To survive as best she can.
    She was absolutely brilliant in The Wire (the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV, personally) and I hope she pulls through this and continues to act…

  • J.

    “It’s her job to survive as she sees fit”?
    Yeah, you must be her lawyer or dealer. Throw the ghetto bitch in jail and lock away the keys. I’m sure this is not the first offense she has…..

  • Lefty

    @J.: A small-minded, right-wing bigot.
    Good job breaking down stereotypes.

  • J.

    @ Lefty: How am I a bigot? Was anything I said about her false? As you appear to be in her fan club..

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