BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A local actress recently arrested in an East Baltimore drug raid says she’s not guilty.
In an interview with People Magazine, lawyers for Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, 30, say she is being targeted because of her role on “The Wire” as a drug dealer and because of where she’s from in Baltimore.
“I did not do anything. I am not selling drugs,” Pearson said. “I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities that there is no way I would jeopardize what I have.”
Pearson says she does not know the majority of the individuals charged. She says while currently experiencing financial hardship, she is working on several film projects and has not turned to crime.
“People who really know me, know I am focused on a better life. I thank my fans for sticking with me,” she said.
Pearson, who has been charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and conspiracy-possession with intent to distribute heroin, is one of 64 people charged in the case. She was ordered held without bail Friday.
Pearson was convicted on a murder charge as a teen before finding success on “The Wire.”