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Austin 'Chumlee' Russell Of 'Pawn Stars' Arrested On Drug And Weapon Charges

The arrest came in connection with a sexual assault investigation.
Austin "Chumlee" Russell in a March 9, 2016, booking photo. Police say Russell was arrested on gun and drug charges. 
Austin "Chumlee" Russell in a March 9, 2016, booking photo. Police say Russell was arrested on gun and drug charges. 

Austin “Chumlee” Russell, one of the stars of the popular History show "Pawn Stars," was arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday during an investigation into a sexual assault case.

No charges have been filed in connection with the alleged assault, which is still under investigation, Deadline reported. However, police found at least one gun as well as methamphetamine and marijuana during a search of the 33-year-old reality star's home.

"We don't have details yet but are here to help Chumlee however we can," Rick Harrison, Russell's costar and owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at the heart of the show, told the Las Vegas Sun.

Russell was taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where, as of Wednesday night, he was still listed as an inmate facing charges of "possession of a gun by a prohibited person" and 19 drug-related charges. 

His bail was set at $62,000. Russell's court appearance was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Friday. 

He has been a star of "Pawn Stars since its inception in 2009, where he is often the comic relief. 

The show is in its 12th season.

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