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Whilst the Barksdales hold the Westside, The Wire features a number of other important drug organizations (see above).

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    Curtis "Lex" Anderson 
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Played by: Norman Jackson.

A dealer who works in Bodie's independent corner on Hiltop Avenue.


  • Love Makes You Stupid: It's a terrible idea to kill one of the lieutenants of the ruthless druglord of West Baltimore because you are heartbroken.
  • Lured into a Trap: Little Kevin asks Randy to tell Lex that Patrice wants to meet him behind a playground at night. When Lex arrives, he finds Chris and Snoop instead.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Kills Fruit because the guy is dating Patrice, Lex's baby mama.
  • Never Found the Body: Played straight for a while. Everybody knows he's been killed, but his corpse is never found... until Lester Freamon puts his mind to it.
  • Number Two: Bodie's. He usually stands next to him in the corner sweeping the sidewalk.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: A one episode character who affects dramatically the course of the fourth season. Lex being killed on Marlo's orders eventually leads to Randy ruining his life and to the investigation of the 22 murders of the vacant houses.

    Pooh Blanchard 

A rival dealer D'Angelo killed at the start of the series.


  • Asshole Victim: No one was sorry he died.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Dee getting acquitted for Pooh's murder puts the Barksdale organization in Judge Phelan's sights.
  • Posthumous Character: Dies before the series because he started beating on D'Angelo. The series begins with the conclusion of Dee's trial over his death.

    Kintel Williamson 

Northwest drug dealer targeted by the MCU because he's one of the most violent, high-profile targets remaining on the streets after Stringer Bell's low-profile strategy gets the Barksdale organization off the hook... until McNulty goes behind Daniels' back and gets the Unit to re-focus on B&B.


  • Arc Villain: Serves as a brief Filler Villain while McNulty attempts to find a way to steer the investigation towards Stringer Bell again.
  • Call-Back: Prop Joe offhandedly mentions the Major Crimes Unit getting to him as well as dogging Stringer when he first tells Marlo about them.
  • The Ghost: He's mentioned several times, but doesn't appear onscreen.
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