Hip-Hop Star Nelly Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

By Acsilyn Miyazaki | 3 years ago
Hip-Hop Star Nelly Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., better known as rapper Nelly, was arrested on felony drug charges.

The troopers had Nelly arrested Saturday morning in Tennessee when authorities had a vehicle pulled over for inspection around 9:20 AM on Saturday while it was traversing I-40 between Nashville and Knoxville. The state troopers halted a Prevost motor coach after seeing the vehicle didn’t have its stickers correctly displayed, reported TMZ. The report went on saying inspection was conducted when a trooper said the vehicle smelled marijuana.

While inspecting the bus, authorities were able to five suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and some marijuana. Guns were also found inside the vehicle of hip-hop artist Nelly.

The troopers identified the firearms including a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson, a Tarus pistol and a gold-plated 50 caliber Desert Eagle. Nelly, a native of St. Louis, was apprehended together with six other people inside the bus.

The rapper was then charged with illegal possession of drugs as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Furthermore, Nelly was charged with simple possession of marijuana. The hip-hop star was able to bond for his temporary freedom after his arrest.

Meanwhile, Nelly’s camp released a statement following the incident through its public relations firm ItGirl. The Rid Wit Me singer’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said that Nelly was among other passengers on board the tour bus when authorities had it pull over while on its way to Tennessee. Rosenblum also added that there were about 15 to 20 people that had access to the vehicle before it was halted in the highway. He further claimed that a small amount of contraband was found during the inspection. Furthermore, Nelly’s lawyer said that they were confident that as soon as facts would come out, the rapper would not be linked with what was recently discovered inside the bus, said a report from KSDK.

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Acsilyn has been a part of the online publishing industry for more than 3 years. Aside from being an online news correspondent, Asha, as she is otherwise known, is also a blogger and an e-book author. She hails from the Philippines where everyday is usually bright and sunny.