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Nelly: Rapper Arrested On Drug Charges In Tennessee

Sun, April 12, 2015 10:20am EDT by Avery Thompson 1 Comment
Nelly Arrested
Courtesy of Putnam County Sheriff

Yikes. The rapper and reality star was arrested on April 11 and is now facing felony drug charges. Police searched his tour bus and found small amounts of marijuana, rocks that tested positive for meth and more, according to a press release.

Nelly’s in big trouble. The 40-year-old rapper was arrested on April 11 in Putnam County, Tennessee after police searched his vehicle and found marijuana, five rocks that tested positive for meth and drug paraphernalia. Find out all the details and what lies ahead for Nelly.

Nelly Arrested: Rapper Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Nelly was pulled over at around 9:20 a.m. because the bus he was riding in did not have a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker clearly visible, according to a press release. When troopers approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana. 

In addition to the drugs and drug paraphrenalia that was found, police also found various handguns on the bus, officials told CBS affiliate WTVF. One of the handguns was in the possession of a convicted felon on the bus.

Nelly was arrested and taken to the Putnam County Jail in Cookeville, Tenn. He was released on $10,000 bond. His next court date is June 19, and he is facing felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. has reached out for comment.

Nelly: Rapper Touring With New Kids On The Block & TLC

Well, Nelly’s arrest is sure to put a kink in his tour plans. Back in January 2015, it was announced that hit ’90s band New Kids On The Block was going on tour with Nelly and TLC. The tour starts May 1,

They are performing all over the United States, but there is one big catch. There is a tour set for June 19, the same day Nelly is due in court. Nelly not hitting the stage that day is certainly not ideal for fans!

— Avery Thompson