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Actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson pleads guilty

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BALTIMORE (AP) - An actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's "The Wire" has pleaded guilty in a drug conspiracy case.

Thirty-one-year-old Felicia "Snoop" Pearson entered the plea to conspiracy to distribute heroin Monday, a day before her trial was set to begin. She was sentenced to three years supervised probation.

Pearson was one of 64 people charged in March in "Operation Usual Suspects," a joint state-federal prosecution of an alleged east Baltimore drug gang.

Pearson did not play a significant role in the alleged conspiracy under scrutiny, and she decided to enter the plea to rid herself of the burden of dealing with the charges, her lawyer, Benjamin C. Sutley said.

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