Monday, April 13, 2015

Rapper Nelly Arrested In Tennessee On Drug Charges

Hip-hop artist Nelly was arrested Saturday morning on felony drug charges.

Tennessee state troopers say they pulled over a Prevost motorcoach on I-40 between Nashville and Knoxville around 9:20 Saturday morning because it didn't have the correct sticker.

Inside the bus, troopers found five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

They also found several handguns, including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Tarus pistol and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson.

Six people were inside the bus, including St. Louis native Cornell Haynes, a.k.a. Nelly.
Nelly has been charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is out on bond.

In a statement released through the singers' public relations firm, ItGirl, Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum said:

"Nelly was one of several individuals that was on a tour bus that was stopped and searched while travelling through Tennessee. In fact, there had been 15-20 people that had access to the bus prior to the stop. Allegedly, a small quantity of contraband (MDMA aka Molly or Ecstasy) was discovered during the routine search. We are extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered."

The bus was on its way to St. Louis when it was stopped.


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