'Pawn Stars' star Austin "Chumlee" Russell arrested on 20 drug and gun charges after police raid
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/10/2016
Pawn Stars star Austin "Chumlee" Russell was arrested in Las Vegas on felony drug and gun charges.
Russell was taken into custody Wednesday and is facing 19 drug-possession charges as well as one count of possession of a gun by a prohibited person, the Las Vegas Sunreported.
LA Metropolitan police reportedly discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and guns when they were searching his Las Vegas Valley home in connection to a sexual assault investigation. Authorities had obtained a search warrant because of a woman's recent complaint.
Russell, 33, was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday night on $62,000 bail, according to the newspaper.
Russell hasn't been charged in the sexual assault case, however, the investigation is ongoing.
Pawn Stars co-star Rick Harrison released the following statement: "We don't have details yet but are here to help Chumlee however we can."
The History channel has yet to comment on Russell's run-in with the law.
Pawn Stars, which chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, debuted on the History channel in July 2009. About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.