Hip-hop artist Nelly arrested in TN - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Hip-hop artist Nelly arrested in TN

Cornell Haynes, also known as Nelly (Photo Source: Putnam County Sheriff's Office) Cornell Haynes, also known as Nelly (Photo Source: Putnam County Sheriff's Office)
PUTNAM CO., TN (WMC) -

Hip-hop artist Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges in Putnam County, Tennessee on Saturday morning.

According to a news release from Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, a Tennessee state trooper stopped a bus on I-40 and searched it when he smelled marijuana coming from the bus.

The trooper says he found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the bus. They also found several handguns.

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was inside the bus with five other people. He is charged with felony possession of drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Another man on the bus, 44-year-old Brian Jones, was also charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun.

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