March 5, 2012
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Documents recently entered into evidence offer the first details of what police and prosecutors describe as an extensive drug organization that supplied heroin and marijuana to East Baltimore. Police arrested 63 suspects in March 2011 in an operation dubbed "Usual Suspects," and 21 of the 29 people charged federally have pleaded guilty. One of the suspects, who pleaded guilty in state court, was Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, 31, who played a ruthless hitman on the HBO series, "The Wire." In more than 300 pages of court documents, prosecutors outline a drug scheme in which heroin was imported from New York, stashed at houses throughout the city and sold on many street corners on the Eastside.