Former child actor arrested with 200 pounds of cannabis

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    It was in the classic 1980s film Lean on Me that Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins told Morgan Freeman: 'No sir it wasn't me, sir....I swear it wasn't!'

    But the actor will now need to use similar persuasive skills to get him out of a real-life scrape.

    The 38-year-old was arrested recently in Avondale, Arizona, after buying 200lbs of marijuana from an undercover officer.
    The actor, who has also starred in television show Law & Order, was later stopped by police officers in the SUV he was driving where they found the drugs and $100,000 in cash.

    Authorities then searched an Avondale apartment listed in Hopkins’ name. They say they found another 100lbs of marijuana.

    According to Pheonix New Times, Hopkins told police officers that he had arranged the weed deal, which took place last Tuesday, so that he could provide a nice Christmas for his family.

    Hopkins, who lives in North Carolina, is now being held in custody after being charged with two counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana.

    Hopkins fell into the acting business at the age of 14 when his mother took him to an audition in New York for the 1989 Warner Brothers film Lean on Me.

    After impressing the producers and director he was handed a starring role as the misguided drug-abusing high school student Thomas Sams.

    The film is loosely based on the story of Joe Louise Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by authorities unless students improve their test scores.

    The school in the film, Eastside High School, is plagued with numerous problems including drugs and gang violence.

    Following the hit film, Hopkins had a string of back-to-back successes.

    The next film he starred in was 'Juice' in which he played Steel alongside Samuel L.Jackson, Queen Latifah and Dr.Dre.

    He then went on to star in the HBO worldwide release 'Strapped', which was Forest Whitaker's
     
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    Morgan Freeman fucking rules
     
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    Nice looking fella
     
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    I didn't know Sam Hurd was a child actor.
     
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    He obviously didn't get through to that kid.
     
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    "No sir it wasn't me, sir....I swear it wasn't!"

    :D
     
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    Nobody saw that coming
     
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    No wonder that guy had to carry a baseball bat. His middle name was Louise
     
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    It was only 300 lbs--cant he argue it was for personal consumption?
     
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    I recognize that dude.
     
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    I wonder where he got the nickname "Huggy"
     
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    I want to party with that dude
     
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    Maybe he keeps a stable of hos on the side?
     
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    Another example of the white man keeping a brother down--Rosie O'Donnel goes anywhere she wants with 300lbs of crack without consequence :c
     
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    He should have told the cop he was really Emeril Lagasse and he always travels with 300 pounds of oregano.
     
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    Who? Dennis Miller doesn't even get that reference. :facepalm:
     
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    That doesn't even deserve a Gong Show pic. :facepalm: