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‘Lean on Me’ actor Jermaine Hopkins arrested in NC, charged with drug possession

Jermaine Hopkins
Jermaine Hopkins CCBI

Actor Jermaine Hopkins from the 1989 film “Lean on Me” was arrested in Apex on Tuesday for drug possession.

Hopkins, 44, of Apex was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and felony possession of marijuana, according to Wake County criminal records. Hopkins was arrested at Kelly Road and U.S. Highway 64.

Hopkins was cast in “Lean on Me” as a teenager alongside Morgan Freeman and was later cast in “Juice” alongside Khalil Kain, Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur.

Hopkins was arrested and charged in 2011 for attempting to purchase about 200 pounds of marijuana from an undercover law enforcement officer.

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