Here’s something I never thought I would hear.
Nelly has been arrested after police officers searched his tour bus in Putnam County, Tennessee. According to AP , officers discovered multiple drugs including marijuana and meth.
Nelly was pulled over Saturday morning after his tour bus failed to “display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.” However as the officer walked towards the bus he claimed he smelled the scent of marijuana. A search of the tour bus began shortly after.
The St. Louis native is currently facing charges of felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
I’m honestly somewhat shocked by this news. You would think a rapper vet like Nelly, would know the rules to the game and be smarter. I guess not.
The State of Tennessee Department of Safety And Homeland Security has released the following statement with further details of Nelly’s arrest.
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. The investigating trooper planned to conduct an inspection on the bus when he noticed an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Trooper Loftis, assisted by THP Sgt. Donald Jennings, then conducted a probable cause search of the bus. The troopers discovered in the sleeper area a plastic bag that contained five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
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 Brian Jones, 44, of St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Jones, a convicted felon, was also in possession of a handgun and was charged accordingly. Nelly, 40, also of St. Louis, Missouri and Jones, who were traveling to St. Louis when the traffic stop occurred, were transported to the Putnam County Jail.
Nelly has made his $10,000 bail and is set to appear in court in June.