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'Lean On Me' Star

Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

After 200-Pound Weed Bust

4/19/2012 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Hopkins
"Lean on Me" star Jermaine Hopkins won't have to wait several years to take his family to Disney World again -- because the actor was only sentenced to 30 days in jail ... after allegedly trying to buy 200 POUNDS of weed from an undercover cop.

Jermaine was sentenced to time served Tuesday -- after spending 30 days in jail following his initial arrest -- so he walked home free the same day. He was also sentenced to 3 years probation.

Jermaine struck a plea deal with prosecutors to reduce his sentence -- pleading guilty to marijuana possession for sale. A charge of illegal control of enterprise (organized crime) was dropped. Jermaine had previously faced up to five years in prison.

Jermaine tells us, "I am so glad to put this legal battle behind me so that I can begin moving forward with re-establishing my acting career."

As we previously reported, Jermaine was arrested in an Arizona sting operation last December -- after allegedly buying 200 pounds of pot from an undercover cop. Officials claim they found an additional 100 pounds of weed in Jermaine's car.


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My Big Salami    

200 pounds of weed is nothing!...Just ask Willie Nelson and Snoop Dog they'll tell ya!

917 days ago


what charges does the cop face for drug dealing?

917 days ago


I don't do drugs. I just smoke weed. Decriminalize it!!!

917 days ago

who dat    

A whole 30 days. Why even bother.

917 days ago


I smell cheese! 300lbs does not equal 30 days.. HES A RAT!!!!

917 days ago


30 days for 200 pounds is a joke and slap on the wrist. It's like the government isn't even trying to win the war on drugs.

917 days ago


I am all for making it legal in the first place, but boy, did this guy have a GREAT lawyer. In my state, that would be at least 20 years, and I am not kidding.

917 days ago


Can anyone say snitch??? 200 pounds of mary J? and gets 30 days...he flipped on someone guaranteed!!!! most anyone else many years in prison.

917 days ago


He got the same treatment most "celebrities" get... but he's a snitch? Really? Is it right.. no. But's it's no different. He's just not AS famous as some of the others.

917 days ago

Flying Blind    

Wow, he must have used a “hologram” of Johnny Cochran.

917 days ago


200 pounds of weed? Cheez, who was coming to lunch? Snoop Dog? Paris Hilton? Miley Cyrus? Me?

917 days ago


my ***** Dupree from the Wayans Bros

917 days ago


Lol...u guys are funny, calling him a snitch, rat etc. Look, anyone faced with 5 years in prison would snitch.....I know I would. What are you trying to protect? Someone that doesn't give a crap about you? Yeah, stay "keeping it real" and rot in jail. 30 days is a lot better than 5 years, and at the end of the day, your main objective should be to preserve yourself. So if the police would let you off, to tell them the source of your product, roll with it. It's all business, you owe no one nothing, besides paying cash for whatever they supply you! They would KILL u in a second if u come up don't feel like u are more gangster for rotting in jail for people that don't give a crap about u. No, u are just stupid and spineless. Even hardened mob bosses, know when it's time to go for self. Protect thy self, and don't be stupid!!!

917 days ago


Don't forget he was the star of Phat Beach

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