By ‘Dayo Showemimo
Hip hop star Nelly has been arrested on drug charges in Tennessee after a state trooper pulled over the private bus in which he was traveling.
According to reports by CNN, the 40 year old rapper from St. Louis, who shot to fame 15 years ago with the track ‘Country Grammar’ has been charged with felony, possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
However, Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum said he was ‘extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered’.
The state trooper stopped the bus carrying Nelly and five other people on Interstate 40 in Putnam County on Saturday because it wasn’t displaying U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association stickers, according to Tennessee authorities.
The trooper was about to conduct an inspection of the bus, a Prevost motor coach, when he ‘noticed an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle’, authorities said in a statement.
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