Actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson was arrested in a drug bust in Baltimore ABC News reported Thursday.
Pearson, who played a TV drug villain on the popular show "The Wire", was detained along with 60 other people in connection with a marijuana and heroin drug ring after five months of police investigation, Salon.com said.
Pearson landed the role on "The Wire" after publishing "Grace After Midnight," a memoir about her triumph over childhood poverty in Baltimore, the same site that the show was based out of.
Weighing only 3 pounds at birth, Pearson grew up under the care of foster parents. She was convicted for fatally shooting another girl when she was 14, and was released from prison after serving six and a half years.
"I'm certainly sad at the news today. This young lady has, from her earliest moments, had one of the hardest lives imaginable. And whatever good fortune came from her role in 'The Wire' seems, in retrospect, limited to that project. .." David Simon, creator of "The Wire", said in a statement.