Nelly Arrested For Drugs & Gun In Texas

Nelly Arrested For Drugs & Gun In Texas

Within days after Nelly was arrested in the Texas town of Sierra Blanca, the musician has issued a statement. Nelly, born Cornell Iral Haynes, and five others were detained and eventually released after a man named Brian Keith reportedly admitted that the illegal drugs found on the tour bus were his. The bus was searched after police dogs indicated that there was something hidden in the floorboards.

“It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning, October 11th,” said Nelly in a statement about the heroin, marijuana and a loaded .45-caliber pistol that officers turned up in their search. “Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials in Sierra Blanca, Texas did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”

The Hudspeth County Sheriff’s office released a statement on the incident, which noted that during a routine check of the U.S. citizenship of the persons on the bus, a drug dog detected the presence of “controlled substances emitting from the seams of the main entrance of the vehicle.”

When the bus was pulled over, the dog zeroed in on a cardboard box, which contained a “small plastic container containing marijuana, and (36) very small Ziploc bags containing [.64 ounces of] Heroin and a loaded .45 cal pistol.”

All seven men were detained, and a further inspection of a lower compartment on the outside of the vehicle turned up a “large green duffle bag containing nine vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana” that weighed more than 10 pounds.

Jones admitted the drugs and gun belonged to him and he was taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents, while the other men were released.

Coincidentally enough, the Sierra Blanca checkpoint has been in the news several times before the Nelly tour bus raid, thanks to a slew of celebrities who’ve passed through with illegal substances onboard. It is the same spot where Willie Nelson, Armie Hammer, Snoop Dogg and, most recently, Fiona Apple were arrested
 for drug possession.

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