Nelly's tour bus was stopped in a Texas town today and police found a large stash of contraband on board.
Midwest rapper Nelly has stepped forward to speak on making headlines Thursday (October 11) for getting arrested in Texas on drugs and gun possession charges last night.
The St. Lunatic leader resorted to Twitter to address the publicized incident.
"I'm not gone front I'm MAD as Hell about this sh#t!!2have some1 who works 4u n who u call a friend 4 ova 10years jeopardize ur life WTF?," Nelly tweeted Thursday evening.
"That being said he was not only an employee but he was fam some1 who protected my life 4many years!No excuses for wad he did!!!!"
"My heart goes out to his fam and is kids!!!!" (Nelly's Twitter)
TMZ is reporting that Nelly's tour bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca and a police canine detected the presence of drugs.
When the bus was searched police found 36 small baggies of heroin (totaling .64 ounces) and over ten pounds of weed inside a large green duffel bag.
A loaded .45 caliber pistol was also found.
According to the report, there were seven people on the tour bus. They were all detained until one of them, a man named, Brian Keith Jones, admitted the drugs were his. He was placed under arrest.
Nelly and the rest of his crew were eventually released.
Sierra Blanca is the same town where Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and "Social Network" actor Armie Hammer have been busted for drug possession in the past. You would think by now celebrities would stay clear of this town, but they keep passing through and keep getting arrested.