Nelly's Tour Bus Raided by Texas Cops: 36 Bags of Heroin, 10 Pounds of Weed, Loaded Gun
Last night, as reported by Crossfade's sister blog with the Riverfront Times, Nelly tour bus was raided by cops in Sierra Blanca, Texas.
The rapper/actor/non-profit philanthropist's ride was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint. A police dog detected the presence of narcotics. And, uh, they seized some stuff.
Like 36 bags of heroin, ten pounds of weed, and a loaded .45-caliber pistol.
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The story, according to the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office:
"On October 10, 2012 at approximately 8 pm., a 2007 Black Prevost Tour Bus that records later would reveal ... belonged to Cornell Iral Haynes, a.k.a Nelly ... [was stopped and searched while] ... traveling eastbound on I-10.
"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 ... [and] ... 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."
So yeah, Cornell Iral Haynes ain't in the clink. But damn, that's a "Dilemma."
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