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Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American Grammy Award-winning rapper, entrepreneur and occasional actor. His best-selling album to date is Country Grammar which has been sold over 8.4 million copies in the United States.

Detained by Police

Nelly was detained on the night of 10 October 2012 when 0.64 ounces of heroin, more than 10 pounds of marijuana and a loaded .45-caliber pistol were found on his tour bus. The routine bus search was conducted at the border-patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas. The police dog detected presence of drugs on the bus. The Sierra Blanca checkpoint is in news several times. A number of celebrities including Willie Nelson, Armie Hammer, Snoop Dogg and, Fiona Apple were arrested for possession of illegal substances on board.

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