‘Chumlee’ from ‘Pawn Stars’ arrested on weapon, drug charges

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"Chumlee" from "Pawn Stars" was found with illegal items, says Las Vegas PD

"Pawn Stars" is a very popular show on the History Channel

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Austin Russell, known as “Chumlee” on the hit History Channel series “Pawn Stars,” was arrested Wednesday on weapon and drug charges, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.

“On March 9, 2016, a search warrant was served at the residence of Austin Lee Russell regarding a sexual assault investigation,” Officer Larry Hadfield said. “During the course of the search warrant service, several illegal items including methamphetamine, marijuana and firearms were located.”

Russell was charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and numerous narcotics charges.

Hadfield said Russell has not been charged with sexual assault. The investigation is ongoing.

“Pawn Stars” features the employees of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, which is presided over by the Harrison family.

Russell, a regular cast member, is a friend of Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, grandson of co-owner Richard Harrison.

CNN has reached out to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop for comment.