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Nelly busted on drug charges


Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is in a bit of hot water after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday, April 11.

The 40-year-old star of the BET reality show “Nellyville” was traveling on his tour bus when it was pulled over by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for failing to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker. The troopers allegedly smelled marijuana upon boarding the bus. A subsequent search of the bus turned up a number of handguns and “five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.”

Nelly and another passenger in the vehicle were arrested and taken to the Putnam County jail. He soon posted a $10,000 bond and was released.

The “Country Grammar” rapper is facing a number of charges, including felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, issued a statement saying his client is looking forward to his day in court.

“There had been 15-20 people that had access to the bus prior to the stop,” Rosenblum said. “I am extremely confident that when the facts come out that Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered.”

Nelly is due back in court to face the charges on June 19.

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