News: Snoop Calls Drug Raid Arrest A Set-Up, "She's Being Targeted"

Friday, Mar 11, 2011 4:59PM

Written by Biz Jones

A day after making headlines for a publicized massive drug raid arrest, a representative for actress/rapper Felicia "Snoop" Pearson has spoken out on the situation.

According to Snoop's rep Soulgee McQueen, the arrest was not accidental or coincidental.

"Felicia Pearson has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. In Felicia's case, she feels that she is being targeted not only because of her portrayal of the memorable character "Snoop" On HBO's critically acclaimed series THE WIRE; but also because of where she is from in Baltimore. Felicia grew up where high crime rates, drug use and violence are the norm. Felicia has overcome numerous hard ships in her lifetime. She does not expect these hardships to be used as an excuse for illegal activities." (Statement)

McQueen also pointed out the positive contributions Snoop has made despite the negative publicity she has received in light of the arrest.

"She has never stopped working on self improvement. Felicia has made strong statements against drugs and violence of any kind. She is focused on living a positive life-style encouraging youth and formerly incarcerated women to make positive choices for themselves. She is currently working on 3 films that are shooting in Philadelphia with Len Daniels and T-Town Music Group. Felicia hopes to return to the Philadelphia film set immediately, and wants her friends and fans to know that she is keeping her head up, shoulders back and that she is prepared to fight these new charges against her." (Statement)

As of now, Snoop is being forced to remain behind bars.

An actress who appeared on the HBO series "The Wire" is being held without bail on charges of conspiring to sell heroin. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge denied bail Friday for 30-year-old Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a killer of the same name on the hit television series. Pearson is one of 64 people charged in a joint state-federal prosecution of a large east Baltimore drug gang dubbed "Operation Usual Suspects." (Associated Press)

Her arrest became public Thursday (March 10) afternoon.

Police in Baltimore say an actress who appeared on the HBO series "The Wire" is among about 30 people arrested in an early morning drug raid. Police say Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a killer of the same name on the hit television series, is one of those arrested, but declined to say what charges she faces. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Baltimore police and others carried out the raids in Baltimore on Thursday. (Forbes)

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