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Rapper and reality TV star Nelly arrested on drug charges

April 12, 2015

NASHVILLE (AP) — 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.

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

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

Police also say they found numerous handguns.

The St. Louis native faces charges of felony possession of drugs.

Nelly, 40, was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

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