Nelly Arrested: Latest Details and Mugshot on Rapper and Hornets Minority Owner

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 28:  Music artist Nelly sits courtside for the Charlotte Bobcats versus Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Rapper Nelly, who also serves as a minority owner for the Charlotte Hornets, was arrested on felony drug charges on Saturday in Tennessee. 

According to arrest records obtained by WSMV in Nashville, the hip-hop star was taken into custody when police stopped his tour bus and inspected it after smelling marijuana.

Inside, police found methamphetamine, marijuana, other drug-related materials and handguns. Nelly, whose legal name is Cornell Haynes, was then charged with felony possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

In a statement released to Jethro Mullen of CNNScott Rosenblum, Nelly's attorney, said he was "extremely confident that when the facts come out, Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was allegedly discovered." Rosenblum claims "there had been 15-20 people that had access to the bus prior to the stop."

The Associated Press reports Nelly was released on $10,000 bond and is due in court June 19 to face his charges.

The Hornets have not released a statement at this time.    

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