Posted in hiphop | music on October 11, 2012

Nelly

Man these Texas cops have it out for touring musicians!

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. [TMZ]

That was nice of Brian Keith Jones to take the fall.

In somewhat related news, Fiona Apple's Austin show has changed status from "postponed" to "cancelled". her NJ, Long Island and NYC shows this week are still all on though.

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Comments (24)

Seems pretty obvious Nelly had the best party bus of the bunch!

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 5:55 PM

texas is the reason..

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 5:55 PM

So when does Brian Keith Jones album come out?

Cause you know that MFer is set for life now.
Job well done.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 6:18 PM

chump

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 6:22 PM

sex just is the season

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 6:40 PM

They were all like 'good gracious ass bodacious' but then the pigs got on board and they were like 'it's hot in hurrrr'

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 7:01 PM

random Border Patrol searches busting US Citizens.....fuck Texas

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 7:08 PM

Not so ramdom when 5 tour buses in the last few years all got busted at same border... and thats just the ones we hear about. I'm sure a lot more get checked but are clean. If musicians or their tour managers or bus drivers haven't learned about that checkpoint by now they have no business being on the road..

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 8:33 PM

haaaa no matter how bad you think your life is, at least you're not nelly's fall guy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 9:01 PM

texas is one fucking scary place.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 10:14 PM

so weak that he needs others to deal with the consequences of his choices for him. One man, clean in body and mind, is stronger than his entire drug gang.

Posted by straightedge vegan | October 12, 2012 12:06 AM

Clearly, Nelly has been injecting heroin under his eye, and concealing the location with a giant band-aid

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:27 AM

sex just is the season

Posted by Kenda Minsk | October 12, 2012 6:36 AM

Nelly is still touring? Did I just get transported back to a decade ago?

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 9:27 AM

people blame texas for this? you have no idea what passes through that border and heads north. clueless. geez.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 9:37 AM

texas is the reason

Posted by Blakemore | October 12, 2012 9:41 AM

texas is the reason jfk is dead, sure. but nothing else. and the band by that name sux.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 9:42 AM

people need to avoid this route comin from the west coast. we must find another way to get around this....! boycott this strip of the highway, go north avoid texas at all costs!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 10:18 AM

9:01,

Nelly will probably pay for the guy's legal representation and if the guy goes to prison, when he gets out Nelly will probably take care of him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 11:34 AM

9:01 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 11:51 AM

You have to be a real idiot to carry that shit on you passing through the same spot in Texas. They should lock all of those drug addicted losers up for life.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 6:54 PM

Why take the blame when u can get the peon to. Go down for u my nigga nelly

Posted by kevin | October 14, 2012 8:50 AM

Nelly knew that shit was on his bus. All of tgem smoke weed and dab in other shit. Thats fucked up that Big B took the fall for that shit. Nelly suppose to be so damn ganster. But Brian is the damn fool....see u never know what might happen in ur life thats y u need to treat people right. Brian need to say fuck it and tell tge truth. Yea Nelly may have his back financially...but its not worth it. Now hes doing interviews down playing Big Brian.

Posted by toobcool | October 15, 2012 9:27 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges!

Posted by Tobikat | November 23, 2012 12:04 PM

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