Jermaine Hopkins, the Fat Kid From Lean on Me, Busted Buying 200 Pounds of Weed From Undercover MCSO Deputy

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"No sir it wasn't me, sir -- I swear it wasn't"
"No sir it wasn't me, sir -- I swear it wasn't!"

That's what Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, the fat kid in the film Lean on Me, famously told his prickly principal (played by Morgan Freeman) to get out of a jam in the 1989 classic.

The line apparently didn't work as well on the cops, who say Hopkins tried to buy about 200 pounds of weed from an undercover Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy.

Hopkins, who lives in North Carolina, got popped in Avondale on Tuesday when police found 200 pounds of weed -- and $100,000 in cash -- in the vehicle he was driving.

The weed, according to court records, was sold to Hopkins by undercover deputies just before he was stopped on I-17 near Bethany Home Road.

Police later searched an Avondale apartment that's listed in his name and found an addition 100 pounds of weed.

Hopkins most recent legitimate acting gig was a bit part in Law and Order. He also appeared in the hood classic Juice, and nearly a dozen other films.

Hopkins told deputies he arranged the weed deal so he could provide a nice Christmas for his family.

That's probably not gonna happen, though -- Hopkins was booked into a Maricopa County jail on two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana.



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robcypher
robcypher

Who wants to bet Sheriff Joe tries to re-enact the crack cocaine scene from "Lean On Me" with this guy - but this time with Hopkins only dressed in pink underwear?

You know how Joe rolls.

Texture
Texture

This article kind of relates - not 'kind of' - it does relate 'crack cocaine' to marijuana.  I don't smoke marijuana or use it in other ways (yet), but I simply must add that I used to be on of the commoners that grew-up being taught that marijuana was a horrible drug that only bad people use - those druggies!  After studying on my own I learned that marijuana is an amazing plant.  It can do / be used for so much (like hemp) - and as for smoking it or eating it, it is a miracle drug.  A.i.d.s. & Cancer, etc patients that can't keep their food down are 'sometimes' prescribed marijuana as this will cure this most all of the time.  People with bad glaucoma will have their pressure lowered as the marijuana greatly assists this.  Anyone with great pain (from thousands of reasons) can smoke or chew/eat marijuana (or something w/marijuana in it (you heard of 'pot brownies') to dim the pain in big way (especially when so many pain killers are very hard on the stomach and/or do not work with other drugs, and/or your body can develop a resistance to many pain killers after a while.  - Smoking anything into your lungs is not good for you - but marijuana is not addictive like tobacco cigarettes.  *With all of the MONEY that the drug corporation$ are making on b.s. drugs and 'half drugs' *(whilst having ties with politician$) - something simply natural like the marijuana plant will never gain full acceptance for the things it is great for.  - If you raised like me, and if you are from the states u most likely have been, please look into what marijuana really is, really is good for and most important the reasons why we were told that it is 'evil'.  

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Texture,

I am a card carrying MMJ participant and FYI, you don't need to "smoke" it nowadays In addition to the forms you mentioned, you can buy a device which heats up the herb so that the chemicals vaporize without reaching the temperature required for combustion. What you inhale is a flowery tasting vapor instead of smoke.

PS, Thank you for educating yourself and developing your opinion based on facts, rather than the falsehoods and scare tactics used by the Govt. and many ignorant citizens.

Tristan
Tristan

"You got the juice, man!"   You'd think the 100 pounds of weed would be enough.   Also, who the fuck would buy that much from someone you barley know?

Macsplusmore
Macsplusmore

Couldn't the 100k provide a good Christmas?

ZangKoo2
ZangKoo2

lol, kid is clearly not the brightest bulb in the pack .LOL.www.Total-Privacy dot US

luvlyshortz
luvlyshortz

Wow that fu*ked up. How things is now u got to do something to survibe u & u' fam. Keep u head up

heymo
heymo

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

Now he will be giving away his "Crack" in jail.

Gizzard
Gizzard

At least he wasn't illegal....LMAOPMPSST. No press here Joe, move along!

Dark Man
Dark Man

I guess I'll be voting for him on the MCSO's infamous mug voting site.

Cqwerty
Cqwerty

YA SMOKE CRACK DONT YA!

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