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Actress known for HBO’s ‘The Wire’ faces cocaine charge on Outer Banks, NC police say

Actress Sonja Plack, also known as Sonja Sohn, was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday in Manteo, NC.
Actress Sonja Plack, also known as Sonja Sohn, was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday in Manteo, NC.

A busy Hollywood actress known for roles in the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” and “Star Trek: Discovery” was arrested on North Carolina’s Outer Banks over the weekend for felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office in a press release.

Major Jeff Deringer said bond was set at $1,500 for 55-year-old Sonja Plack, who is better known in the entertainment industry as Sonja Sohn.

The actress was arrested early Sunday in Manteo, a tourist destination on the Outer Banks in eastern North Carolina. Her arraignment is Tuesday, the release said.

Her arrest occurred at 12:02 a.m. during a traffic stop near the Washington Baum Bridge, the release said. The bridge connects Roanoke Island to Bodie Island.

Sohn was a passenger in the vehicle and the drugs and paraphernalia were allegedly discovered in her purse, the release said. The search was initiated after a police dog allegedly detected “the odor of a controlled substance” in the vehicle, officials said.

The driver, who was not identified, was released from custody after being cited for having an expired registration and driving with a revoked license, officials said.

“Plack was able to make bond and was released at the Dare County Detention Center,” the release said. “Assisting in the traffic stop were Nags Head Police Department, Manteo Police Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife.”

The actress, who was formerly married to composer Adam Plack, appeared in 60 episodes of “The Wire” as Det. Shakima Greggs.

IMDB reports she has since had extended roles in series such as “The Originals,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Body of Proof,” “The Chi.” She has played the role of Dr. Gabrielle Burnham this year in three episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery.”

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