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Chumlee Arrested: 'Pawn Stars' Personality Charged for Drugs, Weapons

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In this handout photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Austin "Chumlee" Russell is seen in a booking photo after his arrest for possession of a firearm and numerous narcotics including methamphetamine and marijuana during a sexual assault investigation raid at his home on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 10 Mar 2016 01:15 PM

Chumlee from the "Pawn Stars" reality TV show was arrested on Wednesday on felony drug and weapons charges, according to Las Vegas police.

According to The Associated Press, officers were serving a search warrant related to a sexual assault investigation when they found methamphetamine, marijuana, and at least one gun at his home.

Chumlee, whose legal name is Austin Lee Russell, 33, wasn't booked on any sex-crime allegation. Part of the investigation stemmed from a recent complaint by a woman, but the investigation is ongoing, said Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman.

In total there were 19 drug charges and one weapons charge. Chumlee was booked into the Clark County Detention Center with bail set at $62,000, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

"We don't have details yet but are here to help Chumlee however we can," said "Pawn Stars" co-star Rick Harrison.

The A&E Network and the History Channel declined to comment.

"People can relate to me, and they root for me because on the show I am the dumb guy, the one who is a little rougher around the edges," Chumlee told the Sun in 2014

"When people come in the store, they want to give me a hug and say hi. They want to see the Old Man sitting in his chair, they want to talk to Rick about whatever item they have. They interact with us differently . . . But me, I’m the guy they want to hug."

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