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'Lean on Me' actor in Wake County court on drug charges

Posted January 24, 2018 5:01 p.m. EST

— A 1980's actor was in Wake County court Wednesday on drug charges.

Jermaine Hopkins, 44, is charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana.

Hopkins was arrested on Oct. 13 of last year.

He is best known for his role as the character "Fats" in the 1989 film "Lean on Me" starring Morgan Freeman.