Earlier this year, Nelly was arrested in Tennessee for drug possession after police found meth, marijuana and guns on his tour bus. On Friday (Dec. 11), the St. Louis rapper escaped jail time after a judge dropped a felony charge tied to the April arrest.
According to TMZ, Nelly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor consumption charge. The misdemeanor charge will be eventually dropped within a year’s time if he stays out of trouble. The felony drug possession charge was also dismissed. Nelly left the courtroom with only 11 months and 29 days probation. The judge and Nelly’s lawyer agreed that Nelly’s clean record qualified him for a pretrial diversion.
In the end, Nelly can move on with his life and put this unfortunate incident behind him.