Rapper Nelly arrested on drug charges after concert in Wilmington

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Just hours after performing at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, rapper Nelly was singing the jailhouse blues.

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was arrested Saturday after his tour bus was pulled over by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to their statement, troopers found five rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers also say they found numerous handguns.

The St. Louis native is facing charges including felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. But attorney Scott Rosenblum says Nelly will "not be associated with the contraband" once the facts of the case come to light.

Nelly, 40, was released from Putnam County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Nelly's attorney said his client will be exonerated once the facts are out.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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