nelly arrested

Hip-hop artist “Nelly” is facing felony drugs charges after he was arrested by Tennessee State Troopers Saturday morning in Putnam County.

Rapper Cornell Haynes, 40, commonly known by his stage name “Nelly” has been charged with felony drug possession after his bus was stopped for not having the correct ID stickers in Tennessee. He was with Brian Jones who was also arrested for having a handgun.

jones-brian-4-11-2015Nelly and Jones were taken to the Putnam County Jail.  The Putnam County Sheriff’s office says Nelly’s bond amount was $10,000. They have already made bond.

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.

All the nitty gritty details here: http://fox2now.com/2015/04/11/st-louis-rapper-nelly-arrested-for-felony-drug-possession/