Rapper Nelly facing drug charges

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COOKEVILLE, TN - Hip Hop star, Nelly was center stage in a Tennessee courtroom Friday.  The rapper, whose real name is Cornell Haynes is facing several charges stemming from an arrest in April.

State troopers claimed they found pot, meth, and guns inside his tour bus.

His attorneys dismissed those claims, and Haynes went before a judge Friday.

He learned the most serious charge, a felony charge, was being dropped.

(Scott Rosenblum, Nelly's Attorney) "This is exactly what we were hoping for, and I think it was a very fair disposition. I have no doubt whatsoever that after this years’ time, after the diversionary program is completed, there'll be nothing on Mr. Haynes' record."

Haynes walked out of court with only 11 months and 29 days probation.