Texas authorities: Drugs, gun found on Nelly's bus

Nelly arrives for the BET Hip Hop Awards

Nelly arrives for the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. (Oct. 1, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

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SIERRA BLANCA, Texas - Authorities say they found drugs and a gun on rapper Nelly's tour bus at a West Texas border checkpoint where several celebrities have been arrested.

Hudspeth County sheriff's officials said an initial search Wednesday night turned up small amounts of marijuana and heroin and a loaded gun. Authorities say a second search revealed a duffel bag with about 10 pounds of pot.

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Officials say one of the occupants was arrested after admitting the drugs and gun belonged to him. Nelly and five others were released.

Previous drug-related arrests of celebrities at the checkpoint near Sierra Blanca included Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple and Armand Hammer.

A publicist for Nelly, whose birth name is Cornell Iral Haynes, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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