Chumlee Of "Pawn Stars" Home Raided
Star of the show "Pawn Stars" on A&E, Chumlee, was arrested last Wednesday one felony weapon and multiple drug charges. Authorities showed up to the home of Chumlee, aka Austin Lee Russell, to investigate an alleged sexual assault when they discovered a large amount of drugs and paraphernalia, alluding to the fact that he might be a drug dealer.
The 33 year old admitted to police that he "smokes a lot of weed." He claims to buy in bulk for convenience, so he says. However, TMZ released the the results of the search conducted by the police:
- 1 gallon Ziploc with 116 grams (1/4 pound) of marijuana
- 2 clear jars of marijuana (8.2 grams and 2.8 grams)
- 1 bag with 4.4 grams marijuana
- 7 clear capsules with 1.7 grams of methamphetamine powder
- 17 Xanax bars
Along with the marijuana, cops also found cocaine, a rolled up $1 bill and a clear plastic baggie - both with white residue. Authorities removed his bedding from his home for investigation of the sexual assault case as well as took blood from Chumlee. He was later released on $62,000 bail.
Chumlee's attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, told TMZ, "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."