BALTIMORE (AP) - An actress who played an assassin for a Baltimore drug gang in HBO's "The Wire" has pleaded guilty in a drug conspiracy case.
Thirty-one-year-old Felicia "Snoop" Pearson entered the plea to conspiracy to distribute heroin Monday, a day before her trial was set to begin. She was sentenced to three years supervised probation.
Pearson was one of 64 people charged in March in "Operation Usual Suspects," a joint state-federal prosecution of an east Baltimore drug gang.
Pearson's lawyer says she didn't play a significant role in the alleged conspiracy. But attorney Benjamin C. Sutley says she decided to enter the plea to rid herself of the burden of dealing with the charges.
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