‘Chumlee’ from ‘Pawn Stars’ arrested on drug charges during sexual assault raid

Posted at 9:31 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 09:31:16-05

LAS VEGAS — Austin “Chumlee” Russell from the popular History Channel TV series “Pawn Stars” was arrested Wednesday on felony weapon and drug charges during a sexual assault raid at his Las Vegas home.

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department showed up at Austin Lee Russell’s home Wednesday afternoon with a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault case, according to TMZ.

Russell was arrested when officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at his southwest Las Vegas home. He was taken into custody and booked for drug and weapon possession.

Russell was not booked on a sex-crime allegation, but the sexual assault investigation is ongoing, Officer Larry Hadfield told the Associated Press.