Nelly arrested on Felony Drug Possession.
Nelly has been charged with felony drug possession after his bus was stopped for not having the correct stickers in Tennessee.Â The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security says troopers noticed the smell of marijuana when they stopped the bus on Saturday morning.Â They found a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Â Several handguns were also found.
Brian Jones, 44, of St. Louis was charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun.Â Four others on the bus were not charged. The bus was believed to be traveling to Nellyâ€™s hometown St. Louis. The rapper and Jones were taken to the Putnam County Jail.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, Trooper Michael Loftis stopped a Prevost motor coach bus on Interstate 40 near the 275 mile marker for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) sticker on the vehicle. The investigating trooper planned to conduct an inspection on the bus when he noticed an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
The bus was occupied by six subjects, one of whom was identified as Brian Jones, 44, of St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Jones, a convicted felon, was also in possession of a handgun and was charged accordingly. Nelly, 40, also of St. Louis, Missouri and Jones, who were traveling to St. Louis when the traffic stop occurred, were transported to the Putnam County Jail.
The weapons and drugs were seized in accordance with state law. Booking photos may be obtained from the Putnam County Sheriffâ€™s Office.