Report: Nelly Arrested For Marijuana Possession


Report: Nelly Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Tennessee state troopers allegedly also found meth and guns on the rapper’s tour bus.

Published April 11, 2015

Nelly was arrested for felony marijuana possession Saturday morning, after authorities reportedly found drugs, paraphernalia, and guns, on his tour bus in Tennessee, TMZ reports. 

The bus was pulled over for improper stickers, when state troopers smelled marijuana. Upon a further search authorities found a small amount of weed, along with five “colored crystal-type rocks,” which tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Several handguns were also found on the bus, and small plastic bags typically used for selling narcotics, authorities said. 


Nelly, whose birth name is Cornell Haynes, was one of six people on the bus. The group was said to be traveling back to his hometown of St. Louis.

The 40-year-old hip hop star was arrested alongside another man, Brian Jones, 44, who was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

They were transported to Putnam County Jail and reportedly posted $10,000 bail. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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