Actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, from HBO’s series “The Wire,” was arrested on drug charges on Thursday (August 21), after police picked her up for refusing to cooperate as a witness in a murder trial.
According to the Baltimore Sun, 28-year-old Pearson was arrested at her home in Baltimore after members of the city’s homicide unit entered the residence by forced entry to serve a “body attachment” warrant, which allows authorities to detain her until the September 16 murder trial of Steven James Lashley.
Upon entry of her home, police say they found two blunts containing a small amount of marijuana, resulting in Pearson being charged with one count of drug possession.
The actress is said to have watched Lashley stab three men, one of them died, following an argument outside New York Fried Chicken on The Block in 2005.
She is expected to be called as a witness during the trial.
The paper reports that a warrant was issued for Pearson after she failed to return phone calls from prosecutors and appear during an April 21 trial date.
She is now being held, pending testimony in the aforementioned trial.