Nelly’s tour bus was stopped earlier Thursday morning in Sierra Blanca, Texas and police officials conducted a search where heroin and a gun were found. If Sierra Blanca sounds familiar to you, it is because it’s become a celebrity trap for drug busts. The police there have busted Armie Hammer, Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg.
Nelly was detained while his bus was searched. The cops found a loaded gun in addition to heroin and a metric ton of marijuana. The officers found 36 small baggies of heroin, ten pounds of weed and a loaded .45 caliber pistol, according to celebrity gossip website TMZ.
Nelly was among seven people who were all detained, but his passenger Brian Keith Jones claimed the drugs and the gun and was subsequently arrested. Now, Nelly is talking about the bust, claiming that he had no idea that the bus was packed with the drugs. When speaking about the incident, Nelly said, “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.
He added, ” Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”