According to TMZ, rapper Nelly was detained last night in Texas after a “routine” inspection from law enforcement, as they found a loaded .45 caliber pistol, 10 pounds of marijuana and 36 bags of heroin totaling .64 ounces. The tour bus was stopped by border patrol at Sierra Blanca as a police canine detected drugs on suspicion.
One of the passengers, Brian Keith Jones admitted all of the items were his as he was placed under arrest with Nelly and the five other passengers were released.
Nelly released this statement regarding the situation:
“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. 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.”