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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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16.

Carl    

I sense he will be getting a big fat check from Nelly for taking the rap on this one.

678 days ago
17.

Mike    

"I can do 6 months standing on my head!"
"Felony possession is 3-5 YEARS."
"uh...NOT Guilty as a Mo-Fo, Your Honor!"

678 days ago
18.

Becky    

Bitch is so high he can't even open his ****ing eyes.

678 days ago
19.

I'm A Lawyer    

Uncle Phil

678 days ago
20.

Bill Leslie    

that's the cheapest looking height marks on the wall ever - handwritten? wtf? hickville can't afford a standard chart with all the drug seizures

678 days ago
21.

kevin    

How can we be so sure Nelly did not know the Drugs were on board? First off.. the Ten Pounds of weed was probably Nellys so he could smoke on tour.. and this Guy is just taking the fall for Nelly,, So Nelly will "owe" him when he gets out.

678 days ago
22.

CriticXtreme    

Idiot!

678 days ago
23.

TheLady530    

Well he sure does have a very distinguished look to be a tour bus driver.....lol! Real reliable.....

678 days ago
24.

LAgossipwhore    

My first inclination when I saw the headline was that he's taking the fall for weed that they all smoke - but hearing about the bags of heroine throws a wrench into that theory. I bet he was smuggling the stuff without anyone's knowledge with intention to sell.

677 days ago
25.

Bean    

64 ounces of heroin?!?! Jeeeeeez thats about 25-30 grand worth of heroin. What the ****.

677 days ago
26.

Charlette    

What a shame, sad thing is...all these people/stars whatever you wanna call them..have it all...so many kids to teenagers and to adults admire them, look up to them and idolize them. They do this or get caught in this and it's a disgrace, but yeah it's okay just pay your fine do your community service and it's all okay right. Ridiculous if you ask me. My son who is gonna turn 21 this year looked up to all of them, he is an adult, he knows right from wrong, and lived by those words that those sang about or preached about....He was raised in a home drug free, might have been a poor family but we made the best of it.......the moral of the story is...get real, appreciate the gift and gifts that have been given to you.

677 days ago
27.

RoadRig    

This is crap. All the people on the bus should have been booked and charged with felony possesion of narcotics. Texas cops let all but one off too easy. Try this in NYC and see....

677 days ago
28.

Truth    

I SMELL A RAT. THIS DUDE IS TAKING THE RAP FOR NELLY AND HIS CREW. NO DOUBT THE DRUGS WERE FOR THE SO-CALLED "STAFF". 36 BAGGIES OF HEROIN??? YEA, BRO... SOUNDS EXACTLY DA NUMBER ON DA TOUR BUS. DUDE CAN EXPECT A HUGE ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT$$ TRANSFER INTO HIS ACCOUNT ANYTIME SOON. #TRUTH!!

677 days ago
29.

joe gillis    

life without parole would be nice and there's be one less retard loose on the streets

677 days ago
30.

devilgirl    

Good luck with that not guilty plea dude.

677 days ago
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