The arrest report for Austin Lee Russell, who is also known as "Chumlee" on the History Channel's "Pawn Stars," reveals that detectives found multiple guns, methamphetamine, marijuana and Xanax in his home.
2 Works for You's sister station in Las Vegas, KTNV, reported that a search warrant was obtained for Russell's home after an adult female contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and claimed she has been sexually assaulted.
The purpose of the warrant was to retrieve bedding, take swabs and photographs of Russell, take photographs of his home, obtain surveillance video, and look for narcotics and associated paraphernalia.
The search was conducted on March 9. Russell was present at the time and waited in the front yard while his home was searched.
During the search, detectives discovered a small floor safe and a large vault on the ground level.
Russell was reluctant to open the vault for the detectives and explained that he had marijuana and guns in the vault and reportedly admitted he smoked "a lot of weed." He also insisted that the marijuana in the vault was for personal usage and he was not a dealer.
Russell eventually agreed to open the vault.
The following items were seized during the search:
A black shirt, digital scales, multiple clear plastic baggies, a clear plastic baggie with white residue, a rolled up $1 bill, a brown bedspread, a .45 caliber handgun and magazine, a smoking pipe, rolling papers, ODV and marijuana in various size bags, multiple Xanax "Zanie" bars, and 12 handguns and rifles.
The police report also states that the amount of narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia, and narcotics related items found throughout the residence suggests Austin openly allows and participates in the unlawful use and possession of narcotics. Many of these items are commonly found with persons who package and sell controlled substances, i.e. plastic baggies and digital scales.
Russell was arrested and booked into Clark County Detention Center after his arrest. A blood sample was also taken from Russell after his arrest.