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Rapper Gets Probation Under Deal With Prosecutors

Nelly has scored a no-jail deal in his felony meth case, BOSSIP can reveal.

Instead of heading to trial, the rapper agreed to participate in Tennessee’s pretrial diversion program, where he’ll be put on probation and could have his record cleared if he stays out of trouble, court officials in Putnam County, Tn. confirmed to BOSSIP.

Last spring, the Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested Nelly, real name Cornell Haynes and five other men outside Nashville after a search of his tour bus turned up weed, molly, methamphetamine and several handguns.

Nelly denied any involvement with the drugs or the guns, but was charged with felony drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana.

The case headed to the Grand Jury, and the Putnam County, Tn. District Attorney’s office had until today to indict Nelly or toss the case.


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