Damn Dirty…don’t get caught riding dirty!
Rapper Nelly was charged with felony drug possession in Tennessee Saturday morning in Putnam County.
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, 40, and his entourage was stooped in Tennessee for not having the correct stickers on his tour bus. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security says the state troopers smelled marijuana after they pulled the bus over. They found a plastic bag containing marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Michael Loftis stopped the crew around 9:20 a.m. on Saturday for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) sticker on the vehicle. The vehicle search only took place because of the strong odor of marijuana. Trooper Loftis, who was assisted by Sgt. Donald Jennings, discovered five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
One hundred small Ziploc bags associated with the sale of narcotics and numerous handguns were also found, including a gold-plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Tarus pistol, and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson.
The entourage consisted of six other including Brian Jones, 44, was also charged with being a felon with the possession of a handgun. The crew was believed to be traveling to St. Louis.