Austin Lee Russell, better known to fans as Chumlee, is reportedly ready to accept a plea deal on drug and weapon-related charges stemming from a police raid on his Las Vegas home in March.
According to rumors, Russell has agreed to acknowledge to possessing both marijuana and a controlled substance. He will also enter a guilty plea to the less serious offense of illegally possessing a firearm. If the plea offer is accepted, Russell may face up to five years in jail.
Russell expects to submit a guilty plea to one count of attempting to possess a controlled substance, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. As part of the plea agreement, a second felony weapon charge will be upheld.
Russell must also relinquish the firearms and drugs allegedly discovered on his property, in addition to the three years of probation.
Russell was arrested on March 9 after police discovered 12 weapons, a kilogram of marijuana, and a trace amount of methamphetamine. The police had gone to Russell’s house to investigate a sexual assault.
According to Fox News, the criminal case against Russell, 33, will be dropped if he continues to be trouble-free. If that happens, he may spend two to five years in a state jail. He was released on bail after posting $62,000, but he was never charged in the sexual assault case.
According to Press, Russell is likely to appear in court to submit his case. Authorities also discovered Xanax prescription pills in Russell’s home.
Russell’s attorney, David Chesnoff, stated in a statement that the facts and legitimacy of the search will be evaluated in court. According to Austin Russell, “we both have a strong faith in the law and are certain that the issue will be settled fairly.”
Russell, 33, was arrested following a police raid on his Las Vegas residence. Despite the fact that the raid was linked to a sexual assault investigation, Russell was not charged in that case. Despite this, he was charged with narcotics possession and possessing 19 guns.
Russell, according to rumors, was notorious for throwing wild parties. The insider allegedly used narcotics frequently and has a variety of firearms. Despite the History Channel’s lack of comment, the network that airs Pawn Stars stated last week that they are simply letting the judicial system play out for the time being.