American rapper and reality TV show star, Nelly has been arrested by the Tennessee state trooper for drug charges.
Popular American rapper, Cornell Haynes aka Nelly has been arrested by the Tennessee state trooper for drug charges after marijuana and meth were found on his tour bus.
Nelly was arrested on Saturday morning, April 11, 2015 on felony drug charges in Tennessee after a state trooper stopped his tour bus for not having the correct ID stickers.
According to reports, the troopers noticed the smell of marijuana when they stopped the bus and then proceeded to search it. The search uncovered marijuana, meth, as well as multiple handguns. Nelly and one of the other five people in the bus were immediately arrested and taken to the Putnam County Jail.
In an official statement released by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Securities, Nelly was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, Trooper Michael Loftis stopped a Prevost motor coach bus on Interstate 40 near the 275 mile marker for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) sticker on the vehicle.
Further investigation revealed approximately 100 small Ziploc bags that are commonly associated with the sale of narcotics and numerous handguns, including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Tarus pistol, and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson.
The bus was occupied by six subjects, one of whom was identified as Nelly, 40, Brian Jones, 44, of St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Jones, a convicted felon, was also in possession of a handgun and was charged accordingly.