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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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31.

firebaby    

10 pounds of ganja the size of a large pillow? that weed wasn't compressed, surely....

655 days ago
32.

Reada Book    

This is a violation of the US Constitution, unreasonable search and seizure. The government claims that "border patrol check points", 100s of miles in from the border, are exempt from Constitutional protected rights.

Well, what does the Organic Law of the US state in the Declaration of Independence? Time to correct or abolish a government that infringes Natural Rights.

655 days ago
33.

all about the money    

You would think people would get the clue not to go through that area if they have anything questionable. The check point is in a small area with not a lot going on so they see tour buses and its an all hands on deck occasion. Either that or acts are going to avoid Texas because they keep getting popped for drugs.

655 days ago
34.

The boss    

title of the article should have been "Nelly's goin down, down baby"

655 days ago
35.

Caliwestsidegirl    

uh oh... oh Nelly, nelly, nelly, you guys just don't learn!!! Didn't you know Heroin is one hella of a drug?
You IS in trouble now. lol :p

655 days ago
36.

Emilio    

Nelly is so 2002...why is this even news?

655 days ago
37.

Shanky Dog    

Regardless if the drugs were Nelly's. He obviously know they were on the bus! The smell of 10 pounds of weed has to be strong. Maybe the drugs were Murphy Lee's ?

655 days ago
38.

pimpc    

Wait a minute now......UH OHHHHHHHHH!!!!

655 days ago
39.

Nervana    

Question: Why can't these guys find another route and skip that checkpoint altogether?!?! Haven't they learned from other celebs? Just sayin'

655 days ago
40.

pbtos    

36 stuart smally bags of smack? I don`t think so they would be worth more than his bus more likey drain cleaner and meth

655 days ago
41.

anne    

Poor Fiona and Willie, my foot--Everyone of these "entertainers" know what they're carrying is against the law. Whatever they get, they asked for.

655 days ago
42.

WS5    

Rapper? Really?

655 days ago
43.

frankwhite8536    

I missed why they pulled them over in the first place? Can cops just pull buses over for nothing?

655 days ago
44.

TmzBestComment    

So you telling me this dude had all those on Nelly tour bus and had no idea about it? I call bull shlt

655 days ago
45.

Toilethead    

You would have to be insane to take something into Texas. Look how many people get popped.

655 days ago
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