Update: A Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department press release confirms that drug-sniffing dogs led cops to the enormous stash.
Nelly's tour bus was just busted last night in Texas with massive amounts of weed, heroin and a loaded gun.
Daily RFT is not certain what's crazier -- the sheer amount of drugs seized on the bus or the fact that Nelly and his crew were busted AT THE EXACT SAME CHECKPOINT where Fiona Apple was arrested in late September. The checkpoint has become infamous for stopping tour buses and taking their party supplies.
Nelly -- read the news, dude!
Details are still scant, but according to celebrity gossip site TMZ, 36 baggies of heroin, ten pounds of weed and a loaded .45 were seized by Hudspeth County Sheriff's deputies.
A member of Nelly's entourage named Brian Keith Jones allegedly took the fall for all of it and was arrested. Nelly and the passengers were allowed to go. Because if there's one thing that screams "personal supply," it's ten pound of marijuana and 36 baggies of heroin.
The story is still breaking so we'll have more information as it becomes available.
Update: We just received this statement from the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department.
Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office
October 11, 2012
Sierra Blanca, Texas--
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 vehicle--after 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.