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Nelly's Tour Bus Busted with Heroin, Weed, Loaded Gun [UPDATE]

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Nelly, Nelly, Nelly.
Update: A Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department press release confirms that drug-sniffing dogs led cops to the enormous stash.

Nelly's tour bus was just busted last night in Texas with massive amounts of weed, heroin and a loaded gun.

Daily RFT is not certain what's crazier -- the sheer amount of drugs seized on the bus or the fact that Nelly and his crew were busted AT THE EXACT SAME CHECKPOINT where Fiona Apple was arrested in late September. The checkpoint has become infamous for stopping tour buses and taking their party supplies.

Nelly -- read the news, dude!

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Details are still scant, but according to celebrity gossip site TMZ, 36 baggies of heroin, ten pounds of weed and a loaded .45 were seized by Hudspeth County Sheriff's deputies.

A member of Nelly's entourage named Brian Keith Jones allegedly took the fall for all of it and was arrested. Nelly and the passengers were allowed to go. Because if there's one thing that screams "personal supply," it's ten pound of marijuana and 36 baggies of heroin.

The story is still breaking so we'll have more information as it becomes available.

Update: We just received this statement from the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office

October 11, 2012

Sierra Blanca, Texas--


On October 10, 2012 at approximately 8 pm. a 2007 Black Prevost Tour Bus that records later would reveal it belonged to Cornell Iral Haynes, a.k.a Nelly, who was onboard at the time, traveling eastbound on I-10 approached the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located in Sierra Blanca, Texas. During a routine check of U.S. citizenship the inspecting Border Patrol agent, a canine detected the presence of concealed humans and/or controlled substances emitting from the seams of the main entrance of the vehicle and requested the driver to pull into the secondary inspection lane for further inspection. The agent requested all subjects to exit the bus so that a canine working the checkpoint could conduct an inspection of the vehicle. Upon entering the bus the canine alerted to a cardboard box. A further search produced a small plastic container containing marijuana, and (36) very small Ziploc bags containing Heroin and a loaded .45 cal pistol.

At that time all seven occupants of the vehicle were detained and read their Miranda Warning Rights. Upon further inspection of the canine alerted to an outside lower compartment of the vehicle--after accessing the compartment agents found a large green-duffle bag containing (9) vacuum sealed bags containing marijuana. (Total weight of the marijuana seized was 10.4 lbs and weight of the Heroin was a total of .64 ounces).

At that time Brian Keith Jones freely admitted that the controlled substances along with the weapon belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained. The vehicle and all subjects except for Jones were released from the checkpoint and allowed to travel with no further incident. At approximately 930pm the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office was contacted and upon arrival, Mr. Jones was taken into custody and transported to the Hudspeth County jail and is currently awaiting a bond-hearing expected to take place later today or tomorrow.


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28 comments
Jeff Dillow
Jeff Dillow

pretty f'n stupid considering Rolling Stone had a whole article on this town and how they were famous for stopping musicians, if that's not a heads up, then i don't know what is

AllanjLewis
AllanjLewis

@J_Vernier @RiverfrontTimes Stage props?

Carol Koeppe
Carol Koeppe

Ron Sikes--do I detect a little sarcasm? :-)

Jeff Torbit
Jeff Torbit

What else would you expect? Pah-Tay bus!

Ron Sikes
Ron Sikes

Rapper? Weed and guns? I'm surprised.

fhr1128
fhr1128

@HoustonPress @riverfronttimes can we say "STUPID" ?????????

Carolyn Huelsmann
Carolyn Huelsmann

Like he didn't know there was 10 pounds of weed on the bus! What the hell ever , weeds one thing I don't care but the gun and the herion? There's lot's of kids in the Lou who honestly look up to Nelly if he made it out then just maybe..........What a let down, Nelly be ashamed very ashamed.

Carolyn Huelsmann
Carolyn Huelsmann

Man, they should have learned thats a no-no from Willie Nelson!

elisafierro22
elisafierro22

@HoustonPress @RiverfrontTimes fail #thuglife

Jillian Beckerman
Jillian Beckerman

@Jeff..the answer wouldn't be to avoid it, the answer would be these musicians shouldn't be doing what they're doing to begin with. If you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have to worry about 'getting caught' or 'busted'.

Amber Kennedy Kent
Amber Kennedy Kent

Oooh...can I play? -- Breaking news! Fraternity party busted with a keg and underage drinkers!

Robert Doyle
Robert Doyle

I would think since the bus belonged to Nelly that he would be in some kind of trouble for transporting

Craig Richason
Craig Richason

What did they expect to find? College textbooks?

Lynn Pevey
Lynn Pevey

I'm sorry but Nelly cannot claim innocence on this because it was on his tour bus that he essentially lives on plus the fact that he used to be a street dealer in the Lou. And I'm pretty sure he hasn't given up the maryjane...the guy only took the fall for it all because of who Nelly is and he knows that Nelly will "reward" him by getting him some of the best defense lawyers. But if Nelly has these kind of people amongst his entourage then if I were him I'd be re-evaluating who I hang with and who I allow into my inner circle....also venues who schedule him to appear need to be more aware of the people he brings into these shows and more proactive in not allowing drug dealers into their venues.

Monica Heitz
Monica Heitz

NOOOOO WHO WILL RUN THE EX'TREME INSTITUTE?!

Jeff Furlow
Jeff Furlow

Same border crossing that busted Fiona Apple recently and Willie Nelson some time back. You would think these musicians would avoid this spot by now.

Stacy Jane King
Stacy Jane King

WOW. 36 baggies of heroin, ten POUNDS of weed, and a loaded .45 :(

Peggy Keller
Peggy Keller

The heroin is over the top, someone is going to die.

Shirley Mssugar Gunn
Shirley Mssugar Gunn

what the hell nelly? I can see weed and maybe the gun.. But heroin? who n the hell is sniffing shit? who is shooting up? whatyoudoing?

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