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

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.

  1. December 25th, 2011
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