Rapper Nelly Arrested on Drug Possession Charges In Tennessee
The 40-year-old Nelly, real name Cornell Haynes, was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rapper Nelly found himself in jail Saturday after Tennessee state troopers found pot and crystal meth on his bus, according to authorities.
Tennessee State Troopers pulled over the singer’s motor coach at approximately 9:20 A.M. in Putnam County for failing to display inspection stickers
The Tennessee State Troopers initially smelled marijuana, and then proceeded to search the bus at which time they found a small plastic baggie containing crystal meth, pot and drug paraphernalia, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
After a lengthy inspection of the vehicle; 100 Ziploc bags commonly used to package drugs and a cache of guns including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Taurus pistol, and a 500-magnum Smith and Wesson were also found.
Nelly performs on stage at Indigo2 at The O2 Arena on April 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Nelly was on his way to St. Louis, but quickly detoured to the Putnam County Jail.
On the bus were five other people, including a convicted felon named Brian Jones, 44, authorities said.