Reports have it that Rapper Nelly has been arrested after police officers searched his tour bus in Putnam County, Tennessee. According to AP , cops found multiple drugs especially marijuana and meth.
Nelly was pulled over on Saturday morning after his tour bus did not “display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.” The officer walked towards the bus he claimed he perceived the scent of marijuana. A search of the tour bus began almost immediately.
The St Louis native is now facing charges of felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The State of Tennessee Department of Safety And Homeland Security released the following statement with further details of the Nellyville reality star’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.
The artiste is said to have made his $10,000 bail and is set to appear in court in June.
We do hope this does not get any worse than this.