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Aug082011

HBO's "The Wire" Actress Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Kevin Terrell/WireImage(BALTIMORE) -- Actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson of HBO's The Wire pleaded guilty Monday to drug-related charges in a deal struck a day before her trial was scheduled to begin.

Pearson, 31, was sentenced to three years' probation after agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin as part of a massive drug bust by federal investigators earlier this year.

Authorities say Pearson was one of 64 people arrested in March for her role in a a multistate drug trafficking operation that was foiled by investigators when they, ironically, wire-tapped individuals under what they called "Operation Usual Suspects."

Pearson's trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Baltimore.

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