Federal, state and city authorities hit Baltimore yesterday, charging 63 people with drug stuff after "acting on intelligence that started flowing in about the Latrobe Homes-based organization." Those cuffed include Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, arrested on heroin-related and aiding and abetting charges.

Doing exactly what Wire-creator David Simon showed the world they were inclined to do at many turns, the police hyped Snoop's relatively minor involvement into one that will Strike A Blow To A Major Drug Operation! via charges and tough talk.

"This is truly a heavy-lifting case that goes back to 2008," said Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III. "It should be a reminder to every bad guy in the city that we have a pretty good team coming to get you,"

Simon said, "Felicia's entitled to the presumption of innocence. And I would note that a previous, but recent drug arrest that targeted her was later found to be unwarranted and the charges were dropped."

Should've kept Colvin around.

Here's a link to video about her getting perp walked without comment.

More than 60 people, including 'Snoop' of 'The Wire,' arrested in drug raids [Baltimore Sun]