*Felicia “Snoop” Pearson of HBO’s “The Wire” was released on bond Friday with electronic monitoring as she fights charges of conspiring to sell heroin.
A defense attorney for the woman who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin says she was released Friday with electronic monitoring that will allow her to leave the state to pursue her acting career, reports the Associated Press.
Baltimore prosecutors say she was granted $50,000 bond. Through a spokesman, Pearson said Friday afternoon that it feels good to be out.
Pearson is one of 64 people charged last month in “Operation Usual Suspects,” a state-federal prosecution of an alleged east Baltimore drug gang. She is charged in an indictment with conspiring with two men to distribute heroin.
An arraignment is set for May 5.
*As we reported last Thursday, in a sting operation to stop distribution of drugs, actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, who played a murderous member of a Baltimore drug gang on “The Wire,” was arrested in “Operation Usual Suspects,” a joint effort between Maryland and federal authorities that resulted in the arrest of 38 people, including the actress.
Police charged the actress for conspiring to sell heroin with two other suspects. She is being held without bail
However, her attorney is outraged and plans to file habeas corpus and a motion for bail.
“She’s a little bit dismayed at being in position that she didn’t place herself in,” attorney Paul Gardner said. Pearson is denying all charges.
According to reports, allegedly, a group of individuals bought heroin from New York and marijuana from California and sold the drugs on the streets of Baltimore. The conspiracy alleges that members of the whole operation put in money, including Pearson.
But Pearson, as well as Gardner, is flabbergasted by the accusations. They both claim she doesn’t have that kind of money.
“I’m not sure where this money is supposed to come from,” Gardner said, noting the tough economy. “She’s not particularly blessed with deep pockets at this point.”
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