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‘Wire’ actress, ‘Snoop,’ pleads guilty to drug charges

Felicia Pearson, who played the character Snoop, on the HBO Series “The Wire.” (Marvin Joseph/THE WASHINGTON POST)

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"While I'm delighted to have you here, I don't want to see you again," Baltimore Circuit Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill told the actress, expressing a sentiment shared by her fans, many of whom were crushed by the news of her March arrest in an early-morning sting operation.

After the hearing, Pearson's attorney, Benjamin Sutley, acknowledged that his client was "picking at the edges of a conspiracy," which carries a maximum 20-year prison term, but he stopped short of saying she was directly involved.

"I have things to do, I have to move on with my life," said Pearson, 31, explaining her decision to take a deal. She repeatedly said she would have been found "not guilty" at trial, but that she couldn't wait for the proceeding, which could have been years in coming.

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