nelly

News broke Thursday afternoon involving Nelly in which the rapper’s tour bus was pulled over at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas on Wednesday night. During the search, officers found 36 bags of heroin, ten pounds of marijuana, and a loaded gun inside a duffel bag.  Nelly and six passengers were detained according to TMZ. One of the passengers, named Brian Keith Jones, later admitted to all the contents of the duffel bag belonging to him. Nelly and five passengers were later released, the St. Louis-born MC released a statement tonight.

“It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning, October 11th. Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials in Sierra Blanca, Texas did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”

Nelly also spoke to his fans about the incident via Twitter. Read his comments after the jump….

Previously: Nelly Feat. Chris Brown – “Marry Go Round”