Nelly Arrested for Possession of Meth, Weed, and Guns in Tennessee
Nelly is not having a great weekend.
The rapper was busted for some crazy offenses yesterday (April 11, 2015).
His tour bus was originally pulled over by a state trooper in Tennessee, according to TMZ, for failing to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker. But when the trooper smelled pot coming from the bus, he decided to conduct a search and do a little investigating.
Nelly was traveling with five other people in a Prevost motor coach bus in Putnam County when the stop happened around 9:20 a.m.
Police told TMZ they found a bag of crystals rocks that tested positive for meth, a small amount of marijuana, and several guns (including a gold plated .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a .45 caliber pistol, and a .500 magnum Smith and Wesson) without permits, Us Weekly presumes.
Nelly’s lawyer also told Us Weekly that police allegedly confiscated a small amount of MDMA.
Possession of meth is a felony, so the 40-year-old rapper and sometimes actor was booked for that and given a misdemeanor for the pot. Additionally, he was booked for drug paraphernalia; the cops found about one hundred small Ziplock baggies, which are often used for the sale of drugs.
Brian Jones, another passenger on the bus, was busted for possession of a handgun. Officials told People that they made bond on Saturday, and have been released.
The full statement by Nelly’s lawyer to Us Weekly reads:
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. 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.