Nelly Settles Felony Charge Following Tour Bus Search In April
Nelly has one less thing to worry about. The St. Louis native recently settled a looming charge on Friday (Dec. 11). The court proceeding outlined the famed rapper’s charge of felony possession of drugs and paraphernalia, and simple possession of marijuana after his tour bus was pulled over and searched in Tennessee in April.
The “Grillz” rapper plead guilty to the charge of drug possession and as a result, the judge handed down a probation sentence which will be carried out over the course of 11 months and 29 days, NewsChannel5 reports.
According to Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosemblum, “This is exactly what we were hoping for, and I think it was a very fair disposition. I have no doubt whatsoever that after this year’s time, after the diversionary program is completed, there’ll be nothing on Mr. Haynes’ record.”
Putnam County District Attorney, Bryant Dunaway, also shared a statement on the proceedings. “After we investigated the case fully and sent that substance to the Tennessee Crime Lab, it was discovered that it was not methamphetamine, and in fact the maximum charge that [Nelly] was guilty of were class A misdemeanors.”
Outside of the court, Nelly revealed his sentiments on the decision. “I think exactly what happened is exactly what we thought would happen, and Tennessee is a great place and I love it.”