Actor From The Classic Film 'Lean On Me' Arrested

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Actor From The Classic Film 'Lean On Me' Arrested

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Published October 17, 2017

The 1989 film Lean On Me made Morgan Freeman a household name and introduced audiences to new talent like Jermaine Hopkins. At only 15, he played Thomas Samms, a drug-addicted high school student who got some tough love from Joe Clark, played by Freeman. Now, it appears Hopkins has fallen on rough times.

According to TMZ, "Law enforcement sources tell us cops in Apex, NC, spotted Jermaine driving 70 in a 55 last week. Once they pulled him over cops say they found 5.7 lbs. of weed in his trunk and arrested him for felony drug possession with intent to sell. He also got tagged with a speeding ticket before he was released on $3,000 bond."

See his mugshot below:

Hopkins, 44, was also arrested in 2011 for buying marijuana from an undercover cop. 

After Lean On Me, Hopkins landed a memorable role in 1992's Juice with 2Pac. According to his film credits, he hasn't been on screen since 2012. Check out Hopkins in happier times in the clip below:

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Written by Renee Samuel

(Photo: Warner Brothers)

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