Nelly’s Felony Drug Charges Dropped In Tour Bus Arrest
The felony drug charges against Nelly stemming from an April tour bus arrest in Tennesee were dropped on Friday.
Nelly, born Cornell Haynes, appeared in a Putnam County courtroom to face charges of felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Putnam County District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said, “After we investigated the case fully and sent that substance to the Tennessee Crime Lab, it was discovered that it was not methamphetamine, and in fact the maximum charge that Mr. Haynes was guilty of were class A misdemeanors.”
Nelly walked out of court with 11 months and 29 days of probation.
His attorney Scott Rosemblum was pleased with the outcome saying, “This is exactly what we were hoping for, and I think it was a very fair disposition. I have no doubt whatsoever that after this year’s time, after the diversionary program is completed, there’ll be nothing on Mr. Haynes’ record.”
Nelly lashed out via Instagram when a popular site reported he pleaded guilty to the drug charges.
The rapper wrote:
I didn’t catch no break what I caught was the truth..!! NOOOO I did not plead guilty The state acknowledged on the record in open court that there was NEVER any methamphetamine located on the bus and further recognized there was no evidence to proceed on any felony charge …. But I get it gotta keep those sponsors happy bet not say anything good about me and mine you don’t wanna get kicked off the team.. Lol lol ooh and P.S. yes I get all my GUNS back which I’m still licensed to carry …!!! #KNOWDAT