‘The Chi’ Actress Sonja Sohn Arrested For Cocaine Possession In North Carolina

Sohn, who also starred for five seasons on HBO's "The Wire," has since been released after posting bond.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Actress Sonja Sohn, who currently stars on Showtime’s “The Chi,” was arrested for cocaine possession over the weekend after a late-night traffic stop in North Carolina.

Sohn, 55, was charged with felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia following her arrest shortly after midnight on Sunday, the New York Daily News reports.

Officers pulled over Sohn, born Sonja Williams, near Washington Baum Bridge in Manteo, and a police dog picked up the smell of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office confirmed, according to the paper. Authorities then allegedly discovered cocaine in her purse, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Sonja Sohn

Sohn was booked at the Dare County Detention Center in Manteo and released after posting $1,500 bond, the Chicago Tribune reports. She was a passenger in the car; the car’s driver was cited for driving with a suspended license and expired registration, and released, according to the paper.

Sohn is scheduled to appear in court for her arraignment on Tuesday, Page Six reports. She has not commented publicly on her arrest.

Aside from her current recurring role on “The Chi,” a drama series that follows residents of a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Sohn previously starred for five seasons on “The Wire,” where she portrayed a Baltimore police detective as a series regular.

Sohn’s former co-star on “The Chi,” Jason Mitchell, was booted from the series after two seasons amid allegations of misconduct, according to Deadline.

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