Is Chumlee a drug dealer? As if the ‘Pawn Stars’ cast member wasn’t in deep enough water for his alleged sexual assault and the guns and drugs police found in his home, he may be living a double life that could get him into even bigger trouble. Get the details here!
Chumlee (real name Austin Russell) might make fans laugh with the silly things he says on the hit show Pawn Stars, but there’s nothing silly about the double life he may be living. After authorities arrested Chumlee, 33, for drug and gun possession while investigating a sexual assault case involving the reality star, they may have determined that he was actually dealing drugs — which could make his situation even worse.
Following Chumlee’s March 9 arrest, InTouch obtained the arrest report that outlined everything police found while searching Chumlee’s home, and the appalling haul alludes to a drug dealing lifestyle. According to the report, police found 12 firearms with ammunition, nearly 4 ounces of marijuana, 17 bars of Xanax (“zanie bars”), and seven capsules of meth, along with baggies, rolling papers, and scales. “Many of these times are commonly found with personals who package and sell controlled substances,” the report states.
In fact, Chumlee was even acting pretty fishy as police searched to obtain items they could test for DNA. When they noticed a large vault and demanded that Chumlee open it for them, the arrest report notes that he was reluctant to do so, as he explained to police that there were “private things” in it. While Chumlee admitted to the guns and the tons of weed that were in the vault, was he scared they’d discover something more about the Pawn Stars star — that he was a drug dealer, perhaps?
Not quite, at least from what Chumlee says. He indicated to authorities that the pot he possessed was only for “personal use,” and he was “not a drug dealer.” As the report reads, “Austin indicated that he would typically buy large amounts of marijuana so he would not have to buy it frequently.”
But if police find that Chumlee was dealing drugs, he could end up in jail, Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Pandullo told InTouch. Considering he has already had a brush with prison before posting his $62,000 bail, hopefully Chumlee was telling the truth when he declared his pot was only for his use!
As scary as looming jail time may be, though, Chumlee apparently has complete confidence that he won’t be determined a liar. His lawyer, David Chesnoff, revealed to the mag, “Austin has great faith in the legal system and is looking forward to a truthful conclusion to this matter.”
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