'Pawn Stars' Personality Austin 'Chumlee' Russell Arrested on Weapon and Drug Charges
By Jackie Willis
Pawn Stars' Austin "Chumlee" Russell was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday on felony weapon and drug charges, ET confirmed with police.
The 33-year-old reality star was taken into custody and his bail was set at $62,000, according to the Associated Press, adding that Clark County Detention Center records show that he is facing 19 drug possession charges and one count of gun possession.
Police say that Russell's arrest was made when officers were serving a search warrant to his Las Vegas home as part of a sexual assault investigation. The officers say they found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun on the property. Russell was not booked on any sex crime allegations.
On the History Channel's Pawn Stars, Russell, who often goes by the nickname, Chumlee, is a longtime employee at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop and has been a series regular on the show since the first season. The cable network is not commenting on Russell's arrest at this time.