(CNN) — Actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, who once dealt drugs in Baltimore before a chance encounter got her a role on HBO’s “The Wire,” was arrested overnight in a raid in her hometown, police said Thursday.

Authorities were tight-lipped about the case but said they would divulge more details at a news conference scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday

In her 2007 memoir, “Grace After Midnight,” Pearson — now 30 — wrote of being born to a drug-addicted mother and then selling drugs herself. At 14, she killed another teenager and served time in Jessup State Penitentiary for murder, the memoir says.

After her release from prison, she met an actor from “The Wire” cast in a club and joined the show until it ended in 2008.

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