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Rapper Nelly

Cops Raid Tour Bus

Heroin Seized

10/11/2012 12:03 PM PDT UPDATED: 10/12/2012 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Nelly was detained last night in Texas while police officers searched his tour bus -- and found HEROIN in addition to a loaded gun ... and MASSIVE amounts of weed ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to law enforcement sources, Nelly's bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca -- and a police canine detected the presence of drugs.

We're told cops pulled the bus over -- and after performing a search, they found 36 small baggies of heroin (totaling .64 ounces) and over TEN POUNDS of marijuana inside a large green duffel bag (an amount roughly the size of a large bed pillow).

Cops also say they found a loaded .45 caliber pistol.

There were seven people riding on Nelly's bus at the time -- including the rapper -- and they were all detained during the search.

According to law enforcement sources, one of the passengers -- a guy named Brian Keith Jones -- admitted the drugs and the gun were his. He was subsequently placed under arrest.

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Nelly and the remaining five were let go. Calls to Nelly's reps were not returned.

FYI -- this is the same checkpoint where multitudes of celebs have been busted for drugs in recent years ... including Willie Nelson, Armie Hammer, Snoop Dogg, and Fiona Apple.

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milly5    

no weed?? no hash??

650 days ago
2.

growup    

It was no doubt the guys on his tour bus. I've worked on that show with nelly and he was always sharp as a tack and a true professional on set and off.

650 days ago
3.

Jen    

FFS, just smoke a joint!

650 days ago
4.

Fitzie    

There's always a fall guy

650 days ago
5.

sav    

Why the **** does ANYONE cross through that border town?? Are you stupid? Did u NOT hear about Willie, and Fiona, and Snoop...?? Serves you right, moron.

650 days ago
6.

milly5    

when will these" super stars" learn NOT to drive thru Texas? Have they not learned from poor Fiona or Willy????

650 days ago
7.

Celebrities Suck    

does he seriously still walk around with a tooth pick in his mouth?

650 days ago
8.

..EW..    

Gooo Texas!

650 days ago
9.

jinee    

Who knew Nelly was on tour.. A tour around The US cuz no one cares about his music

650 days ago
10.

John Basedow    

I don't think the Heroin is his, but the weed, who knows. The guy stays in pretty good shape so I doubt he would be using hard drugs like heroin.

650 days ago
11.

LANZOH    

SHOCKING.

650 days ago
12.

Crzygrl    

say it aint so... you always repped my hometown proper.. come on now.. and when will everyone learn not to go to TEXAS with dope!~ sheez!

650 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Are the cops retarded? Of course the drugs were Nelly's. It has s***bag written all over those baggies.

650 days ago
14.

hummzz    

Nelly is lucky ole boy fessed up to it being his. What a fool! Nelly you gots to be more careful who you let around you bro!

650 days ago
15.

TopDog    

Nelly At All Dont Look Like A Junky. I just hope he is not on heroin.. A lil Weed is gud tho..

650 days ago
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