Little Mix singer's brother charged for selling cocaine
Posted on 5:26pm Wednesday 21st Dec 2011
Johnny Nelson, 22, brother of Jesy Nelson who is a singer in Little Mix who recently won the X-Factor, has been charged with cocaine dealing. He was also driving whilst disqualified, which will result in further punishment, along with the possession and distribution of the Class A Narcotic.
He had been filmed selling two wraps of cocaine from his Smartcar in Hornchurch, Essex. The buyer of the wraps was apparently a reporter for The Sun, who received an anonymous mobile number which was called “a 24/7 hotline for drugs”. They paid 80 pounds for the two wraps, which were folded using lottery tickets.
Little Mix are a group who take pride in their clean, family image, so this could potentially cause trouble for them, although it is unlikely that Jesy or any of her family other than her brother realized he was a dealer as they live in Romford, not Hornchurch. On the other hand this could be a good thing for Little Mix, as they will have to fight to stay popular, a feat most X-Factor winners, like last year’s winner Matt Cardle, fail to achieve.