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The Wire’s Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges

In March, The Wire's Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson was arrested as part of a large DEA raid targeting a heroin and marijuana operation centered in Baltimore. (At the time, David Simon had this very David Simon–y thing to say: "Both our Constitution and our common law guarantee that we will be judged by our peers. But in truth, there are now two Americas, politically and economically distinct. I, for one, do not qualify as a peer to Felicia Pearson.") Snoop has now been arraigned on the charges, and she's plead not guilty; she says she'll address the situation "as soon as the case is over with." Her lawyer, as seen in the video above, was a little bit more forthcoming. In a tangentially related note, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond — a manager for Game, Sean Kingston, and Akon — has a Federal warrant out for his arrest in connection with a cocaine-distribution ring, and he's apparently on the lam. Going farther back, there was that time when Jay-Z's former business partner was arrested on drug charges, that time Clipse's manager was arrested on drug charges, and surely many other instances of people associated with fictional portrayals of the drug trade getting caught up in real-life drug distribution. Anyway, let's hope Snoop's "not guilty" plea has merit. [Baltimore Sun via HipHopWired]