Nelly: Rapper Arrested on Drug Charges in Tennessee

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Nelly was arrested in Tennessee on Saturday on meth and marijuana related charges. The rap star, along with six others, were driving through Tennessee en route to St. Louis when the arrest took place. State troopers pulled over the bus in which the 'Hot in Herre' and 'Country Grammar' artist was a passenger, and smelled weed. That gave them the probable cause they needed to search the bus. The bus was stopped for not displaying a sticker from the Tansportation Department and the International Fuel Tax Association, which is a requirement for tour buses.

In addition to the marijuana found inside the bus, state troopers also found five rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine. They also discovered drug paraphernalia and guns including a gold-plated Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Taurus pistol, and a .500-magnum Smith & Wesson.

According to a report from the Washington Post, Nelly was arrested and charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brian Jones, a passenger on the tour bus, was arrested and charged as a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Both men were taken to Putnam County Jail in Cookeville, Tennessee. Nelly was released on $10,000 bond a short time later, according to the Associated Press.

Nelly is scheduled to appear in court on June 19, which also happens to be the day he is scheduled to be in Philadelphia for his tour with New Kids on the Block and TLC.

Nelly hasn't made an official announcement about his arrest.

Do you think the rapper will get out of court in time to make his concert date with NKOTB and TLC? There will no doubt be some very disappointed fans if he doesn't.

Do you expect there will be fans who opts not to attend the show because of Nelly's drug charges?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.