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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

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.

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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It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes. And grab your ankles. And clench your teeth.

740 days ago


Isn't there a law saying regardless if you are pulled over and drugs are found, all are going down? I think that's the law in NJ. Even a joint, driver and passengers. No matter who it is.

740 days ago


Doesn't anyone read anymore?

740 days ago


OH NO!!! NOT another rap crapper!!! Say it isn't Bottom line...they lack talent and any decency or respect for the law.

740 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I thought there was a dope fiend in his midst, but with that quantity it looks like there was a drug dealer instead. Brian Keith Jones is a brave soul. He's on his way to prison.

740 days ago


It's the same spot every time.. you'd think these celebs would be smart enough to NOT have drugs on their buses when they pass this check point. Then again... they're on drugs, so I guess not. I hope that Nelly pays that guy a whole bunch for being his fall guy. Stupid people... don't go through that check point if you have drugs on your tour bus.. you will get stopped and arrested. Like everyone else has!!!!

740 days ago


I'm a 63 year old woman in Santa Barbara and even I know not to drive the tour bus through that Texas checkpoint!

740 days ago


Looking at that picture of Nelly, they should have looked for STEROIDS!!

740 days ago


so why havent the celebs figured out how to GO AROUND THE CHECK POINT... also... seriously heroin? and they let the one guy take the fall?? whats the point! book them all or let them all go!

740 days ago

felecia walker wright    

Nelly, yall need to stop getting high. You are derstroying your mind and the body God gave you; get it

740 days ago

jada marie    

Sorry Nelly but it ain't no dream

740 days ago


how many people would take a fall for his/her boss?

740 days ago


Note to future celebs on tour.... take a different route.

740 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Sure the tards arms are big but kick him in his knees with 25lbs of pressure and he'll go down like a sack of potatoes because behind those jeans his legs probably look like twigs.

740 days ago


Is that guy going to sell that? It seems like a lot of drugs for personal use. He may be looking at a butt load of time, the drugs plus a loaded gun ( dont know if it's registered or not). And had NO IDEA Nelly was on tour.

740 days ago
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