Pawn Stars star arrested after police raid his Las Vegas home
Austin Lee "Chumlee" Russell has been jailed following a police raid of his home.
According to the Associated Press, officers entered his southwest Las Vegas home with a search warranted related to ongoing sexual assault charges. They found marijuana, methamphetamine and at least one gun inside.
Russell is being held at the Clark County Detention Center with bail set at $62,000. He's facing 19 drug possession charges and one weapon charge, says the AP.
Officer Larry Hadfield, department spokesperson, says the investigation was "the result of a recent complaint by a woman." No further details were provided, although the investigation is ongoing.
According to the AP, a spokesperson from the History Channel declined to comment on the situation. A call to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop was met with silence, and a follow-up voicemail went unreturned.
Pawn Stars premiered in 2009 and is currently in its 16th season on the History Channel. Russell has his own T-shirt and merchandise line that includes items like a $500 Chumlee bobblehead doll, which he described as a "price I wasn't comfortable with". In the same interview, he said he was "selling thousands of shirts a day" and "just licens[ing] my image to [Pawn Stars co-star] Rick [Harrison] to do with as he pleases."
Harrison told the Las Vegas Sun, "We don't have details yet but are here to help Chumlee however we can."
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