Rapper Nelly Arrested On Drug Charges In Tennessee

On Saturday, April 11, american rapper Nelly was arrested in Tennessee and charged with felony drug possession, authorities said.

In a news release, Tennessee Highway Patrol, said the bus carrying Nelly and five other passengers on Interstate 40 in Putnam County was stopped about 9:20 a.m. because the vehicle failed to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.

The troopers smelled marijuana as they were about to conduct an inspection on the bus. After the inspection, the troopers also discovered "five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia," the statement said.

Several handguns were also found inside the bus.

According to CNN, the search also turned up several handguns and 100 small Ziploc bags, which the statement said are commonly used for selling drugs. The guns included a gold-plated .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a .45-caliber Taurus pistol and a .500 Smith & Wesson magnum.

The 40-year-old St Louis native whose real name is Cornell Haynes was taken to Putnam County Jail where he posted a $10,000 and left the jail.

His next court date is June 19.


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