Launching a recording career under the name Snoop From The Wire. 
Pled guilty to drug charges stemming from her arrest during a DEA raid on her house. She was sentenced to a seven year suspended jail sentence with three years supervised probation; she had spent 30 days in jail. [August 2011]
She was born prematurely on May 18, 1980 and she weighed only three pounds; she was so small that she had to be fed with an eyedropper. Her parents, now dead, were both addicts, and she was born cross-eyed. She was placed in a foster home as an infant and later adopted by her foster parents.
On April 27, 1995 when she was 14, she got into a fight with a 15-year-old stranger named Okia "Kia" Toomer. She pulled out a gun and shot him twice, according to court records. He died two hours later on the operating table at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was tried as an adult, convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to eight years in the Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup, Maryland. She earned her G.E.D. while still in prison, and was released in 2000 after serving five years of her sentence.