Sonja Sohn, star of The Chi and iconic drama The Wire has been arrested for cocaine possession.
According to CBS, Sohn was reportedly arrested around 2 a.m. for a felony charge of cocaine possession and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She is expected in court on Tuesday but has posted the $1,500 bail and was released from jail.
Sohn is best known for playing detective Kim Greggs in The Wire. During an interview with Uproxx, she spoke about the challenges of the role:
"I was excited to play this black, lesbian cop because, to the best of my knowledge, at the time, there had not been a black lesbian on TV ever. And so I felt that I had an opportunity to give a face and a voice to this character, to a population of people who had not been represented in entertainment in a big way at the time," she explained.
"Since then, that's changed. But I will say that the daunting part of this for me was just playing a cop. I wasn't terribly excited about playing a cop. My relationship with cops, at that point in my life, was one that was a bit complicated and not very positive so, I wondered how I was going to… I knew that I had my work cut out for me in terms of bringing a human face to this cop. And so I stepped into a daunting task in that regard."