nelly081709_01_X17crop230.jpgRapper Nelly is distancing himself from the drama surrounding the recent drug bust on his tour bus.

Nelly's rep released the following statement on behalf of the rapper:

    “It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning. Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”

Earlier this week, officers in Sierra Blanca, Texas discovered .64 ounces of heroin in 36 small plastic bags, more than 10 pounds of pot and a loaded .45-caliber gun.

Brian Keith Jones admitted to authorities that the drugs and weapon belonged to him. Nelly and five others were orginally detained, but were let go. Jones was arrested for drug and weapon possession.