Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, who you’ll remember as Steel from Ernest Dickerson’s Juice, might be celebrating the film’s upcoming 20th anniversary from behind bars. Hopkins got caught up in a sting operation after traveling from North Carolina to purchase 200 lbs of weed from an undercover cop in Arizona.
Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins has been charged with two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana.
According to police, the 38-year-old actor lives in North Carolina … but traveled to AZ to make the drug deal on Tuesday.
Cops in Maricopa County say they set up the sting operation … and after Hopkins took possession of the dope, they pulled over his SUV and arrested him. Cops say they found $100k in cash in the ride.
Officials later searched Hopkins’ Arizona apartment and claim they found an additional 100 pounds of weed.
Police say Hopkins told them he got involved in the drug deal to provide a nice Christmas for his family.
Hopkins is being held on $35,000 bond. If convicted, he faces up to 5 years in prison