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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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61.

nach    

Yo duurteeee!...?

720 days ago
62.

Danielle    

What gives the cops the right to do these searchs? It sounds lke profiling to me, it is always a tour bus.

720 days ago
63.

myopinion    

LOL...They need to avoid that check point!

720 days ago
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kromen    

Should have taken the left turn at Albuquerque. No, really. If you have to travel I-10, you're going through Sierra Blanca and the US Constitution doesn't apply.

720 days ago
65.

Tod    

Let this be a lesson to all you gangsta wannabees. Always have somebody in yo krew that hold all the guns and dope.

720 days ago
66.

ray    

so brian was paid how much,, to take one for nelly???

720 days ago
67.

GOZ    

IDIOTS......1) U ARE IN TEXAS.......2) U ARE HIGH PROFILE , THEREFORE A TARGET 3) LEARN FROM HISTORY.....IT HAPPENED TO OTHER CELEBS IN THAT LOCATION......AT THE VERY LEAST, DON'T HAVE THAT STUFF ON THE BUS IN THE AREA.......COME ONE...!!!OBVIOUSLY , THIS GUY TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM.....

720 days ago
68.

baybek8s    

Nelly and his crew should know tour bus+rural police=somebody is going to jail. No matter who you are. It may not be his drugs,but it is his bus. Warning...be careful who you hang around. If you hang around people have nothing to lose you may end up losing everything you have because they don't care about your success.

720 days ago
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TearsOfGypsy    

whoa whoa whoa, this is the same notorious checkpoint that many celebrities have been busted at and still they try to just pass through? Is this checkpoint going to be used just to bring back dead careers now?

720 days ago
70.

AO4YAYO    

.64 ounces would be 17.92 grams by my math and because they found this divided across 36 bags that would mean each of those bags had a half g inside so it sounds like this guy was looking to slang a bunch of half grams of black ha.

720 days ago
71.

omgrady    

I rather be broke with Jesus, and RIch and SToopid like these celebrities.. They get dumber and dumber every day! I'll take Jesus any day..

720 days ago
72.

Adam    

Ah... duh!?!

720 days ago
73.

Jsmiley    

ummmm this isnt new too any celebrity/musician i bet we find similar substances on guns n roses tour bus or some of these other rock group or pop stars...so the question must be asked why was his bus searched???

720 days ago
74.

most deff    

JUST SOMETHING ELSE FOR U KNOW WHO TO TALK ABOUT!!!! PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THE FACTS FIRST.... MONEY MAKE **** HAPPEN!!!!

720 days ago
75.

roni reports    

Nelly, say it ain't so!

720 days ago
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