Nelly detained by police after loaded gun, heroin, marijuana found on tourbus

The rapper's bus was pulled over at a checkpoint in Texas

Nelly detained by police after loaded gun, heroin, marijuana found on tourbus
A loaded gun and 36 small bags of heroin as well as a duffle bag full of marijuana have been found by police on rapper Nelly's tourbus.

The bus was searched by border control agents at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas following the detection of drugs by a sniffer dog, reports TMZ.

Nelly was detained along with the six other passengers on the bus, but was later released when fellow passenger Brian Keith Jones said that the gun and the drugs were his. Jones was then arrested.

The Sierra Blanca checkpoint is where musicians Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and Fiona Apple have all been found with drugs in the recent past.

Apple was arrested last month at the border stop after police found a small amount of hashish – a strong form of cannabis – on her tourbus. Although the singer was temporarily detained at Hudspeth County Jail, she was released and spoke out against the authorities during a show in Houston.

"Most of the people were very nice to me," she said. "There are four of you out there, and I want you to know I heard everything you did, I wrote it all down with your names and everything you did and said stupidly thinking I couldn't hear and see you."

Texan police then issued a public letter telling Fiona Apple to "shut up and sing" after the rant. An open letter from an officer named Rusty Fleming read: "Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say – now you've been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started."

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