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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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Texas Gal    

Okay, now let me explain how this works.....IF you get caught driving through Texas and you're 'holding', those ever vigilant good ol' Texas boys are gonna' bust your azz"! How many of these celebrities don't watch the news, or even TMZ for that matter? Btw, pot SHOULD be legalized, just sayin'.

738 days ago


Seriously guys ... just take the long road.

738 days ago


Nelly? I think I remember that guy. Not relevant anymore.

738 days ago

Ben from Baltimore    

At least the Sierra Blanca, TX authorities are doing what the Los Angeles Sheriff and authorities aren't doing, which is giving celebrities the same fair and equal treatment under the law as the average Joe and Jane and busting them for drugs.

738 days ago

DJ Blur    

If you wanna come and take a ride wit me just make sure there aint 10 pounds of weed oh why do we live this way...ay must be da money

738 days ago


he looks thrilled...I hope Nelly writes him a nice check for taking the rap

738 days ago

Haha nelly     

You suck as a rapper you don't have anymore money .. To pay your bill you still own America express 20,000 nelly you suck

738 days ago


that is bull****. the poor guy was told to say it was all his. he admited the whole thing becasue he was scared of loosing his job. his ass should have been arrested right on the spot.

735 days ago


He took the rap for a washed up Rapper. So now he's hoping nelly takes care of him when he gets out years later..."it hasn't been Hott in here for over 10yrs" wildin out show

64 days ago
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