Chumlee in the Slammer

Photo Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department / Clark County Detention Center

Austin Lee Russell, the 33-year-old better known as “Chumlee” on the reality show “Pawn Stars”, has been arrested and charged with 19 counts of drug possession and one weapons charge.  He is also being investigated, though not yet charged, on allegations relating to a sex crime.

Police were serving a search warrant on the sexual assault allegation in Russell’s Las Vegas home when the substances, methamphetamine and marijuana, were discovered along with the weapon.  The weapons charge is unclear.

Bail has been set at $62,000.  With his wild success the past few years, surely Chumlee won’t need to hock anything to make that.

Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.09.2016