Jermaine Hopkins, Lean on Me Star, Arrested in Major Marijuana Sting

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Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins and Sam Hurd should get together.

Hopkins, the teenage star who went toe-to-toe with Morgan Freeman in the inspirational 1989 movie Lean on Me, has been busted for selling pot in Phoenix.

We're not talking personal-use quantities of the herb, either.

Jermaine Hopkins Mug Shot

According to local Fox affiliate KSAZ, Hopkins was swept up in a drug sting conducted by undercover detectives from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The actor engaged them in a drug deal involving 200 pounds of marijuana he had in his SUV, along with $100,000 cash. Cops then took him into custody.

Officer Christopher Hegstrom says Jermaine Hopkins was booked into jail on two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana.

A subsequent search of his apartment in nearby Avondale, Ariz., also turned up another 100 pounds, its value was estimated at approximately $50,000.

Hopkins actually lives in North Carolina but for whatever reason, made Arizona his place of "business." Now it looks he may be a resident for a long time.

Hey, at least the weather's nice this time of year.


I hate to say it, but to me, it looks like that dude Jermaine Hopkins went from playing (back in the day) a crackhead in "Lean On Me" to becoming a crackhead in real life. What a waste. I don't know why people do and use drugs anyway. Again...what a waste. Once again, this is Jaybird369 saying...Peace-Out.


Jump, you smoke crack don't you!!! (Morgan Freeman voice)


ce faci?Cind vei sosi in Romania?


Stupid. He will end up dying in prison. His life is over as he knows it. This is the legacy he leaves for his family. So not worth it.


Didn't he learn anything from the movie??!! Drugs kill your brain cells, son! They kill your brain cells!

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