Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday.
Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was pulled over about 9:20 a.m. because the bus he was riding in failed to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.
Upon searching the vehicle, Highway Patrol found methamphetamines, marijuana and handguns. The 40-year-old hitmaker was released from jail after paying $10,000 bond later the same day.
According to the release, the trooper smelled marijuana when they reached Nelly’s bus, giving them probable cause to search the vehicle.
Six people were aboard and one identified as Brian Jones, 44, a convicted felon who was also charged for possession of a handgun.
When troopers searched the sleeper area on the bus, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
WRCB TV in Chattanooga reports that police had found 100 small Ziploc bags, often used for the sales of narcotics, in the bus along with three high powered handguns.
A gold plated 50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45-caliber Tarus pistol and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson were confiscated from the vehicle.