'The Wire' star Sonja Sohn arrested for drug possession in North Carolina

Jacob Stolworthy

The Wire star Sonja Sohn has been arrested for drug possession.

It’s been reported that the actor, who played Shakima ”Kima” Greggs in the HBO series, was arrested in North Carolina on Sunday for possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to TMZ, the marijuana and paraphernalia charges will be booked as misdemeanours but the cocaine charge could be a felony.

Sohn is said to have posted bail set at $1,500 and authorities say she’ll be arraigned on Tuesday.

The actor’s most recent role is Laverne on US series The Chi, which was created by Master of None star Lena Waithe.

Controversy struck production of the Chi in recent months when Sohn’s co-star Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Detroit) was dropped from the show due to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Sohn appeared in all five seasons of The Wire, which came to an end in 2008.