NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 8:07 PM
Chumlee, the breakout star of reality show “Pawn Stars,” is in even deeper legal trouble after a sexual assault raid by police.
The reality star, whose real name is Austin Russell, was arrested for drug and gun possession on Wednesday afternoon, after Las Vegas searched his home as part of a sexual assault investigation, according to jail records.
Authorities reportedly found marijuana, methamphetamines and a weapon at the 33-year-old’s residence in Henderson, Nev., TMZ reported.
He was booked into Clark County Detention Center for the two charges.
The sexual assault case he is a suspect in remains under investigation.
Russell broke out on TV with the popular History Channel show, “Pawn Stars,” which follows the daily business at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.
He had been working at the store doing behind-the-counter work for five years before the show premiered in 2009, and quickly became a fan favorite.