Nelly Denies Ownership of Drugs Found on Bus During Arrest
Nelly stunned rap fans with his arrest in Tennessee for drug possession on Saturday (April 11). Police found meth, marijuana and guns on his tour bus during a traffic stop. The St. Louis rhymer, through his attorney, says none of the drugs found on the vehicle was his.
As we previously reported, the “Hot in Herre” rapper was traveling through the southern state when police pulled over his bus for not having proper stickers. After cops smelled an odor of marijuana, a search of the vehicle followed and that’s when they discovered the drugs. In addition to authorities finding drugs on his tour bus, several handguns were also found as well as drug paraphernalia.
Nelly was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 40-year-old rapper was released from Putnam County Jail on a $10,000 dollar bond.
Brian Jones, another passenger on the bus, was also arrested for possession of a handgun.
Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, claims that his client had nothing to do with the contraband that was found on the bus. He claims 15 to 20 people had access to the bus before state troopers pulled them over.
Rosenblum also told TMZ that he questions the cops’ discovery of meth stating that only small amount of [ecstasy] was retrieved. "Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered,” he said.
Nelly is due in back in court on June 19 to answer the charges.