‘Pawn Stars’ Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell Arrested For Drugs and Weapon Possession While Investigated for Sexual Assault
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Austin “Chumlee” Russell was arrested by the Las Vegas police following a sexual assault investigation. The 33-year-old “Pawn Stars” celebrity was found by the cops with one gun and some drugs in his possession.
Fox reports that Russell has had no charges filed against him for the sexual assault case, but the police are holding him in custody because they found a gun, methamphetamine and marijuana while they did a search at his house. They were there to follow up on a complaint by a woman against the Russell.
The TV star is detained at the Clark County Detention Center and it should be noted that Russell has a record of other drug-related charges in the past. Bail was set at $3,000 per charge on the drug possession, while it’s $5,000 for the gun possession charge. He will need $62,000 to get out of jail, but he’s set to appear in court on Friday morning.
Russell is a part of “Pawn Stars” since 2009, where he is a fan favorite and a comic relief. The show is already on Season 12, which wrapped up filming only last February. Producers declined to comment about their talent’s arrest when asked by the media.