The Wire's drug cop Seth Gilliam arrested for drug possession

Fortunately he only had pot on him and no 'paaaaaaaaandemic'

Seth Gilliam as Ellis Carver in The Wire
Seth Gilliam as Ellis Carver in The Wire

Seth Gilliam, who played reformed dirty cop Sergeant Ellis Carver in The Wire (and more recently priest Gabriel Stokes in The Walking Dead) has been arrested and charged with DUI, pot possession, reckless driving and speeding.

According to a police report, Gilliam was pulled over just after 2am when an officer clocked him doing 107mph in a 55 mph zone. Fortunately it doesn't seem he shouted "Spread 'em, you useless mope!", and no Pandemic or WMD was found in his vehicle.

The officer apparently smelt booze when he approached the car, and after admitting to having had three beers and a shot, Gilliam was registered with a 0.107 blood-alcohol level.

(Picture: Fayette County Sheriffs Office)

He was also cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana (Georgia hasn't been progressive enough to legalise yet).

Gilliam was in Georgia filming The Walking Dead, which started season six production last week in Atlanta. AMC declined to comment to The Hollywood Reporter on whether the arrest would affect production on the show.

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