Rapper arrested on drug charges

04/14/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Nashville – Rapper and reality star Nelly was arrested on Saturday on drug related charges. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), an attorney for Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, has stated he expects his client to be exonerated on the felony charges after facts of the case have been revealed. Nelly was traveling in a bus that was stopped by the Tennessee Highway Traffic Patrol. The statement of the troopers indicates that a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in addition to five round rocks that tested positive for meth. According to troopers several handguns were also found. The rapper, 40, is now facing charges of felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the traffic stop. He has been released on a $10,000 bond from Putnam County Jail. Scott Rosenblum, Nelly’s lawyer said in a written statement through publicist Juliette Harris, “We are extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered.” A court date for Nelly has been set for June 19. Justice News Flash delivers the latest in Tennessee Legal News. /

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