Nelly Arrested In Tennessee For Pot & Meth

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Rapper Cornell Haynes, Jr., better known as Nelly, was arrested on felony drug charges in Tennessee on Saturday morning after highway patrol officers found drugs and handguns in the tour bus he was riding in, reports NBC News

A Putnam County highway patrol officer stopped the bus at around 9:20 a.m after noticing that the vehicle lacked its mandated U.S. Department of Transportation International Fuel Tax Association sticker. The trooper says he then smelled marijuana (getting an early start to the festivities there, eh bus riders?), and when the vehicle was subsequently searched, five crystalline rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and three handguns were found inside a plastic bag in the sleeping area of the bus.  

Nelly was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, while fellow passenger Brian Jones was arrested for allegedly having a handgun as a convicted felon. Both men were booked and taken to Putnam Country Jail, where they each posted $10,000 bail and were released Saturday evening.  

Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, has since denied the rappers association with the contraband found on board, reports People, saying, "Nelly was one of several individuals that was on a tour bus that was stopped and searched while traveling through Tennessee. In fact, there had been 15-20 people that had access to the bus prior to the stop … We are extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered."

Oh, Nelly. It’s getting Hot in Herre.      
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