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Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Famous at the age of 14 for his role as a troubled teen in the 1989 film Lean on Me, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins went on to star alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Queen Latifah in Juice as well as make appearances on TV shows like Murder One and Moesha. On December 12, 2011, the 38-year-old actor was pulled over in Arizona and arrested for allegedly arranging to buy 200 pounds of marijuana. The arrest came as part of a sting operation; Hopkins allegedly tried to buy the drugs from an undercover officer. Police say Hopkins traveled to Arizona from his home state of North Carolina to make the deal. A search of his SUV allegedly revealed $100,000 in cash. According to police, 100 pounds of marijuana was discovered at the actor's Arizona apartment. He was jailed on suspicion of two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana.

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