‘The Chi’ Actress Sonja Sohn Arrested on Cocaine Possession Charge

Gene Maddaus

Click here to read the full article.

Sonja Sohn, the actress who appears on “The Chi,” was arrested over the weekend in North Carolina on a charge of cocaine possession.

Sohn, best known for portraying Det. Kima Greggs on “The Wire,” was booked and released from the Dare County Detention Center in Manteo, N.C., according to a statement from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

Sohn was a passenger in a car that was pulled over at 12:02 a.m. Sunday near the Washington Baum Bridge. According to the Sheriff’s office, a police dog alerted on the vehicle, and officers conducted a search. Officers discovered cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia, inside a purse in the car, the authorities said.

Sohn, whose legal name is Sonja Denise Plack, was booked on a felony cocaine possession charge, as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana paraphernalia and drug paraphernalia. She was released on a $1,500 secured bond.

The driver of the vehicle was cited and released for having an expired registration and for driving on a suspended license.

Sohn, 55, has also appeared on “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Body of Proof,” “Shut Eye,” and “Burn Notice.” She plays Laverne Johnson on “The Chi.” Showtime, which airs “The Chi,” did not comment on the arrest.

Sign up for Variety’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.