Rapper Nelly faces drug and gun charges

NewsBy Karl Doyle
Nelly faces charges
Nelly faces charges

Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing drug charges after police stopped a bus in Tennessee.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was pulled over yesterday because the bus he was riding in failed to display a US Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.

According to the release troopers smelled marijuana when they reached the bus.

When troopers searched the bus, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers also say they found numerous handguns.

The St Louis native is facing charges including felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nelly, 40, was released on bail from Putnam County Jail. His next court date is June 19.