Rapper Nelly Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Putnam County Jail
Nelly's mug shot, courtesy of Putnam County Jail

Tennessee troopers searched the music star's bus, allegedly finding meth rocks, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and numerous handguns.

Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was pulled over at about 9:20 a.m. because the bus he was riding in failed to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.

According to the release, troopers smelled marijuana when they reached the bus.

When troopers searched the bus, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers also said they found numerous handguns.

The St. Louis native is facing charges of felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nelly, 40, was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

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