Nelly Arrested On Felony Charges In Tennessee For Having Meth On His Tour Bus

by 5 years ago


In breaking “famous people doing dumb things” news, the rapper Nelly was just popped in in West Tennessee. Police noticed his tour bus didn’t have the right type of stickers and when they searched it they found all sorts of illicit substances: Weed, guns, and “five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine,” which might be some sort of molly and/or crystal meth hybrid.

Hmm… It’s gettin’ hot in here:

via Chattanooga Times Free Press:

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.

Nelly has been charged with felony possession of narcotics and simple possession of marijuana and is in the Putnam County Jail in Cookeville, TN.

A few months ago, I interviewed Nelly about partying at the Super Bowl:

[H/T: Uproxx]

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