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Nelly Tour Bus Passenger

Pleads Not Guilty

to Felony Possession

10/13/2012 5:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Brian Keith Jones, the man who was busted aboard Nelly's tour bus for drug possession, plead not guilty yesterday ... TMZ has learned.

As TMZ first reported, Nelly's tour bus was pulled over on Thursday in Sierra Blanca, TX and cops discovered 36 small baggies of heroin (totaling .64 ounces) and over TEN POUNDS of marijuana inside a large green duffel bag.

At the time of the arrest, law enforcement sources told TMZ that Brian Keith Jones admitted the drugs (as well as a loaded .45 caliber pistol) were his.

But it looks like Jones will try and fight the felony charges ... as law enforcement sources tell TMZ he pled not guilty last night. He was released on bond early this morning.

For his part, Nelly previously told TMZ he had no idea the drugs or the gun were onboard the bus.

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haskel420    

thats his mugshot..?? id have never guessed lol

684 days ago
2.

Googie    

He's pleading momentary lapse of judgment when he told the truth that the heroin & gun were his. He's got his lies together now & will plead not guilty.

684 days ago
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how lame    

Is his head that heavy? I think it was meant to be... The goatee matches the jail stripes.

684 days ago
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TEXAS    

give me a break....there is NO WAY he had a court date or arraignment where he had to plea "Not Guilty" . then again TMZ is still saying over and over "the bus was pulled over"...when it is a BORDER PATROL checkpoint....much like one goes THRU when coming back from Mexico

684 days ago
5.

Stacy    

SHOCKER!

684 days ago
6.

Jen    

Well he is certainly high as a kite.

684 days ago
7.

KicksandGiggles    

Oh brother. Take it like a man. Some liberal moronic judge will just slap your wrist anyway. Stop wasting time and $ with this dumb crap. And remember, loafers are best.

684 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Pleading Not Guilty?... must've got the word his homies were laughing their asses off for taking one for the team.

684 days ago
9.

She's baaaack    

How much do you think they paid him to be the holder?

684 days ago
10.

C-rad    

No heroin user is that fat. Smuggling and using Nelly as a "Scapebus." Sick man, really sick!

684 days ago
11.

Kabala    

His beard matches his top... pretty!

684 days ago
12.

Rich     

BS now he pleads not guilty. My assumption is he won't the fall.

684 days ago
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Northerngirl41    

This is why he isn't pleading guilty. He is going to take it to trial and tell the Jury it wasn't his after all but at the time felt pressured to admit it was his and the Jury will have reasonable doubt and not convict him. If they do convict, it will be of a lesser charge. See, these guys know the system and so do I.

684 days ago
14.

Stacy    

I find it hard to understand after all the hoopla when the other Celebs got busted in the same spot that they would attempt something like that. Unless they were setting fat boy up. Or they don't like him or it was an initiation of some kind...hhmmm Just maybe they actually were stupid enough to think they could get through...

684 days ago
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GothamGirl    

Patsy, fool, should have called a lawyer before taking the blame!

684 days ago
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