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Reality TV star and businessman Austin Russell, known as Chumlee on the show Pawn Stars, has been arrested on weapon and drug charges.

The 33-year-old was apprehended at his home in Las Vegas, after officers raided the property and found at least one gun, as well as crystal meth and marijuana.

Officers had a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault investigation, and TMZ claims Russell is a suspect. He'll be held until an initial court appearance, and has had bail set at $62,000, according to Fox News.

A Breakout Character

Chumley (left) with his co-stars
Chumley (left) with his co-stars

Pawn Stars is a hit show on History, which focuses on the events at the 24 hour "World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop" in Las Vegas. Chumlee, who began working at the shop five years before the series was filmed, is a fan favorite.

The show has run since 2009, with 12 seasons to date. Off the back of his popularity, Chumlee has launched his own business selling novelty items and T-shirts he has designed himself.

Source: Fox News


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