NASHVILLE, Tenn. — International hip-hop artist ‘Nelly’ was arrested Saturday morning in Putnam County, Tennessee.
A Tennessee State Trooper pulled over the Prevost Motor Coach Bus that Nelly was in, on Interstate 40, for a failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker on the bus.
State Trooper tells WREG that after a noticeable odor of marijuana coming from the bus an inspection was given.
Troopers discovered methamphetamine, small amounts of marijuana, other drug paraphernalia, a gold plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle Pistol, a 45-caliber Taurus Pistol and a 500 magnum Smith & Wesson.
Six people were also on the bus including 40-year-old Cornell ‘Nelly’ Haynes.
One of the passengers that were traveling with Nelly is a convicted felon and was also in possession of a handgun.
Nelly was traveling from his hometown St. Louis when the traffic stop occurred and was transported to Putnam County Jail.
Nelly (Cornell Haynes) was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.