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.