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Stash of marijuana, meth and a dozen guns seized from 'Pawn Stars' character Chumlee

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  1. SmokeTwibz

    A stash of 12 guns and a collection of methamphetamine, marijuana and anxiety medication landed Chumlee of “Pawn Stars” behind bars.

    Authorities found most of the 33-year-old’s secret guns and drugs arsenal in a vault in his master bedroom while searching the residence in connection with a sexual assault case, according to the arrest report, which was made public on Tuesday.

    The locked vault held seven capsules of methamphetamine and 17 Xanax bars, along with most of the weapons which ranged from handguns to a shotgun and assault-style MP5 and .223-caliber rifles.

    A loaded .45-caliber handgun was located in a nightstand drawer in the master bedroom. Four of the handguns were registered to the History Channel star, the report said.

    The list of narcotics seized in the Las Vegas home also included a large plastic bag with 116 grams of marijuana, an additional two jars with 11 grams of the drug, plus a bag with another 4.4 grams of pot.

    Chumlee, born Austin Russell, was initially reluctant to open the vault to detectives and eventually asked for “leniency” for his cooperation.

    The reality star’s cache was extensive enough for him to explain he wasn’t a drug dealer but simply smoked “a lot of weed,” and buys the drugs in bulk, police said.

    The Gold and Silver Pawn shop worker also boasted a “Chum Chum” room in his house, which featured a dance pole and had drug paraphernalia such as rolling papers, baggies, a pair of scales and a rolld up $1 bill with white residue.

    Russell’s attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said they looked forward to a just resolution of the case.

    "We will be analyzing what was allegedly found and whether the alleged seizure was lawful," they said in a statement.

    Officials have yet to file charges in the ongoing sex-crime investigation against Russell.

    His March 9 arrest on suspicion of 19 counts of drug possession and one count of possession of a weapon by a person under the influence of a controlled substance was the result of a woman’s allegation that Russell had sexually assaulted her, police said.

    Authorities originally showed up at Russell's door to retrieve bedding, take swabs of DNA and obtain surveillance video.

    No official charges have been filed since the beloved “Pawn Stars” character posted his $62,000 bail on Thursday.

    Russell is expected in court on May 23.

    With Wire News Services

    March 15, 2016
    New York Daily News | Melanie Dostis
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/drugs-guns-seized-chumlee-home-article-1.2565681

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  1. carter 1203
    Re: Stash of marijuana, meth and a dozen guns seized from 'Pawn Stars' character Chum

    What's got me confused is the police were there to investigate an allegation of sexual assault. So the search warrant would have to specify what they were looking for. (bedding, DNA and video) I can see if she accused him of using a firearm, they would be searching for that.

    However, the drugs were not in plain sight. They were locked in the vault so it could end up an illegal search and seizure. Russell hasn't been charged yet with the original sexual assault crime either. That's a whole different matter and could take a long time to resolve.

    I remember when the production company canned Olivia for doing some nude modeling. (being it's a "family program") Rick still let her work there, but she was not allowed to be in the show. Under this premise, wouldn't you think they would do the same with Chum? But many of the episodes seem to revolve around his silly antics. It will be interesting to see how this will play out with the History Channel.
  2. Potter
    Re: Stash of marijuana, meth and a dozen guns seized from 'Pawn Stars' character Chum

    OMG a weeks worth of drugs, what a horrid HORRID man!

    Them meth pills, Desoxyn? maybe 20mg each, 30mg at most?
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