Nelly Arrested On Felony Drug Charges, Weapons Found On Tour Bus


Nelly Arrested

The rapper Nelly has been arrested and taken into custody on felony drug charges. The arrest went down in Tennessee on Saturday.

In a press release the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was pulled over about 9:20 a.m. because the bus he was riding in failed to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.

During the routine traffic stop a state trooper smelled marijuana as they approached the tour bus. The officer issued a full search of the vehicle. During the search law enforcement officials uncovered five rocks of meth, a small amount of pot, and drug paraphernalia.

Along with the drugs, officers also uncovered several handguns.

Nelly is now facing felony possession¬†and paraphernalia charges. The 40-year-old ‘Hot In Herre’ rapper was relased from Putnam County jail on $10,000 bond. He will appear in court on June 19.

James Vanderhoff
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