Nelly will be cleared of drugs charges ‘when facts come out’, says lawyer

The rapper was arrested yesterday (April 11) after police found meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on his tour bus

Nelly will be cleared of drugs charges after being arrested yesterday (April 11), says the rapper’s lawyer.

The musician – real name Cornell Haynes – was charged with felony possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after police pulled his tour bus over for not displaying a necessary US Department of Transportation sticker.

Upon climbing aboard, the officers smelled marijuana and, after conducting a search, they found the drug, as well as five rocks that tested positive for meth, plus some drug paraphernalia. Police say they also found a variety of handguns.


The Guardian reports that his attorney Scott Rosenblum has released a written statement. In it, Rosenblum said: “We are extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered.”

The 40-year-old has been released from Putnam County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is due in court on June 19.