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TMZ.com reports Rapper Nelly was detained last night in Texas while police officers searched his tour bus and found heroine, massive amounts of weed and a loaded gun.

According to law enforcement sources, Nelly’s bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca — and a police canine detected the presence of drugs.

Police pulled the bus over and after performing a search, they found 36 small baggies of heroin (totaling .64 ounces) and over TEN POUNDS of marijuana inside a large green duffel bag (an amount roughly the size of a large bed pillow).

Cops also say they found a loaded .45 caliber pistol.

There were seven people riding on Nelly’s bus at the time — including the rapper — and they were all detained during the search.

According to law enforcement sources, one of the passengers — a guy named Brian Keith Jones — admitted the drugs and the gun were his. He was subsequently placed under arrest.

Nelly and the remaining five were let go. Calls to Nelly’s reps were not returned.

FYI — this is the same checkpoint where multitudes of celebs have been busted for drugs in recent years … including Willie NelsonArmie HammerSnoop Dogg, and Fiona Apple.