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Aug 8, 2011 3:20 PM by Matt Stafford

'Wire' actress plans to plead guilty in drug case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A woman who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's "The Wire" is expected to enter a guilty plea in a drug conspiracy case.

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's attorney says the 31-year-old actress is scheduled to plead guilty Monday to conspiracy to distribute heroin, a misdemeanor. Her trial was set to begin Tuesday.

Pearson is one of 64 people charged in March in "Operation Usual Suspects," a joint state-federal prosecution of an alleged east Baltimore drug gang.

Attorney Benjamin Sutley says Pearson wanted closure in the matter. Sutley expects Pearson to receive probation and says he will ask the judge to allow her to travel out of the state to pursue her acting career.

 

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