Posted 10/12/12 by LTCL in News

Nelly Busted With Weed, Heroin, and a Loaded Gun

F is for friends that do stuff together, U is for you and meee, N is for anywhere and anytime at all, down in the big blue sea.

Drug Bust

Nelly apparently likes to party. According to the River Front Times, a local news station from Nelly’s home town (St. Louis), reported how the Rapper’s tour bus was busted with enough weed and heroin to supply a small village.

Nelly’s bus was sniffed out by police drug dogs at a stop infamous for busting others with the same issues (Fiona Apple). And Nelly, being the great friend he is, was innocent. It was just his friend who was arrested and claimed ownership of all 36 baggies of heroin, 10 pounds of weed and a loaded .45. This of course would have nothing to do with dealing. We all have those friends that really enjoy smoking, but damn–10 pounds?

Apparently the case is still pending but the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Department released this statement:

Press Release

Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office

October 11, 2012

Sierra Blanca, Texas–
On October 10, 2012 at approximately 8 pm. a 2007 Black Prevost Tour Bus that records later would reveal it belonged to Cornell Iral Haynes, a.k.a Nelly, who was onboard at the time, traveling eastbound on I-10 approached the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located in Sierra Blanca, Texas. During a routine check of U.S. citizenship the inspecting Border Patrol agent, a canine detected the presence of concealed humans and/or controlled substances emitting from the seams of the main entrance of the vehicle and requested the driver to pull into the secondary inspection lane for further inspection. The agent requested all subjects to exit the bus so that a canine working the checkpoint could conduct an inspection of the vehicle. Upon entering the bus the canine alerted to a cardboard box. A further search produced a small plastic container containing marijuana, and (36) very small Ziploc bags containing Heroin and a loaded .45 cal pistol.

At that time all seven occupants of the vehicle were detained and read their Miranda Warning Rights. Upon further inspection of the canine alerted to an outside lower compartment of the vehicle–after accessing the compartment agents found a large green-duffle bag containing (9) vacuum sealed bags containing marijuana. (Total weight of the marijuana seized was 10.4 lbs and weight of the Heroin was a total of .64 ounces).

At that time Brian Keith Jones freely admitted that the controlled substances along with the weapon belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained. The vehicle and all subjects except for Jones were released from the checkpoint and allowed to travel with no further incident. At approximately 930pm the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and upon arrival, Mr. Jones was taken into custody and transported to the Hudspeth County jail and is currently awaiting a bond-hearing expected to take place later today or tomorrow.


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