By Alicia Lutes, Hollywood.com Staff
Police officials at the Sierra Blanca, Texas checkpoint have found drugs and a gun on rapper Nelly's tour bus.
The Hudspeth County sheriff's officials explained that during an initial search Wednesday night, small amounts of marijuana, heroin and a loaded gun were discovered. A second search uncovered a duffel bag with approximately 10 pounds of additional marijuana.
Officials arrested one of the bus occupants after he admitted the drugs and gun belonged to him. Nelly and five others were released. Hollywood.com received the following press release from the Hudspeth County sheriff's office, courtesy of media rep Rusty Fleming:""On October 10, 2012 at approximately 8 pm. a 2007 Black Prevost Tour Bus that records later would reveal it belonged to Cornell Iral Haynes, a.k.a Nelly, who was onboard at the time, traveling eastbound on I-10 approached the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located in Sierra Blanca, Texas.
During a routine check of U.S. citizenship the inspecting Border Patrol agent, a canine detected the presence of concealed humans and/or controlled substances emitting from the seams of the main entrance of the vehicle and requested the driver to pull into the secondary inspection lane for further inspection.
The agent requested all subjects to exit the bus so that a canine working the checkpoint could conduct an inspection of the vehicle. Upon entering the bus the canine alerted to a cardboard box. A further search produced a small plastic container containing marijuana, and (36) very small Ziploc bags containing Heroin and a loaded .45 cal pistol.
At that time all seven occupants of the vehicle were detained and read their Miranda Warning Rights. Upon further inspection of the canine alerted to an outside lower compartment of the vehicleafter accessing the compartment agents found a large green-duffle bag containing (9) vacuum sealed bags containing marijuana. (Total weight of the marijuana seized was 10.4 lbs and weight of the Heroin was a total of .64 ounces)
At that time Brian Keith Jones freely admitted that the controlled substances along with the weapon belonged to him and he was placed under arrest by U.S. Border Patrol agents and detained. The vehicle and all subjects except for Jones were released from the checkpoint and allowed to travel with no further incident. At approximately 930pm the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office was contacted and upon arrival, Mr. Jones was taken into custody and transported to the Hudspeth County jail and is currently awaiting a bond-hearing expected to take place later today or tomorrow.""This is the same checkpoint where other celebrities Fiona Apple and Armie Hammer were arrested for drug possession.
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