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'Pawn Stars' star Austin "Chumlee" Russell police raid seized numerous drug paraphernalia, digital scales, a dozen guns


UPI News Service, 03/17/2016 

New details have emerged on the items seized during the recent police raid of "Pawn Stars" star Austin "Chumlee" Russell's house.

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According to the documents obtained by USA Today, Las Vegas police authorities seized a number of narcotics including multiple grams of marijuana, 17 Xanax bars, and 7 clear capsules with 1.7 grams of methamphetamine powder from his Las Vegas Valley residence.

Notably, the report detailed an area of his home dubbed the "Chum Chum Room" that included a dance pole where officials found a "clear plastic baggie with white residue" and a "$1 bill rolled up with white powdery residue."

Police also found 12 firearms ranging from multiple handguns, revolvers, rifles and shotguns with some of them loaded. Only four of the weapons were registered to Chumlee. Most of the guns were found inside a large vault located on the ground floor.

"It should also be noted that the amount of narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia and narcotics-related items found throughout the residence suggests (Russell) openly allows and participates in the unlawful use and possession of narcotics," the report reads. "Many of these items are commonly found with persons who package and sell controlled substances, i.e., plastic baggies and digital scales."

Some of Chumlee's clothing and bedding from different areas of his house were also obtained along with a search warrant to draw a blood sample from the reality star for testing.

"We will be analyzing what was allegedly found and whether the alleged seizure was lawful in a courtroom, not in the media. Austin has great faith in the judicial system, as do we, and looks forward to a just resolution of this matter," Chumlee's lawyers explained to TMZ Tuesday.

Chumlee was arrested over a week ago on felony weapon and drug charges after police raided his home in connection with an ongoing sexual assault investigation.

Chumlee has not been charged in the sexual assault case. He was released on a $62,000 bond.

Chumlee is the childhood friend of Corey Harrison, whose father Rick Harrison and grandfather Richard Benjamin Harrison own the famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop which is the subject of History Channel's hit reality series, "Pawn Stars."

Chumlee has been an featured employee at the store since the show first aired in 2009.



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