Nelly Detained After Heroin, Marijuana and Loaded Gun Found on Tour Bus

Celebrity News Oct. 11, 2012 AT 5:20PM
Rapper Nelly visits SiriusXM Studios on July 26, 2012 in New York City. Rapper Nelly visits SiriusXM Studios on July 26, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty

Another celebrity drug bust at a West Texas border checkpoint.

According to the Associated Press, authorities report they found drugs and a loaded gun on Nelly's tour bus on Wednesday night near Sierra Blanca, Texas.

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During an initial search of the 37-year-old rapper's bus, Hudspeth County sheriff's officials said they found small amounts of heroin, marijuana and a loaded gun. But on a second search, they found approximately 10 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag.

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One passenger was arrested after admitting the drugs and gun belonged to him. "Hot in Here" singer Nelly (real name: Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.) was released along with five others.

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Other celebrities who have been busted for drugs at this notorious checkpoint include Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Armie Hammer and Fiona Apple. The Grammy-winning songstress, 35, was arrested on Sept. 19 after law enforcement officials discovered hashish -- a potent type of marijuana -- on her bus.

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