Jermaine Hopkins, best known for his role in the 1989 classic film Lean on Me and 1992 film Juice, was arrested in Arizona for allegedly buying 200 pounds of marijuana from an undercover police officer.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s detectives say the 38-year-old Hopkins was taken into custody Tuesday. Phoenix TV station KSAZ reports that detectives found 200 pounds of marijuana in his SUV and $100,000 cash. Hopkins traveled to Arizona to make the illegal purchase on Tuesday. The deal was set up as part of a sting operation. Once Hopkins took possession of the marijuana, his SUV was pulled over by police, who then arrested him. Authorities later searched an Avondale apartment listed in Hopkins’ name. They say they found another 100 pounds of marijuana.
Hopkins starred in the 1989 movie “Lean on Me” at 15 and has appeared on several TV shows. Hopkins also starred in 1992 classic Juice. Hopkins lives in North Carolina. He’s being held on $35,000 bond on suspicion of two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana. It was unclear Thursday whether Hopkins has legal representation yet.