According to reports, Austin Lee Russell, the Pawn Stars actor better known to fans as Chumlee, intends to take a plea agreement on drug and weapon-related charges that resulted from a police raid on his Las Vegas home in March.
According to rumours, Russell has consented to confess to having both marijuana and a controlled substance in his hands. He will also enter a guilty plea to the lesser offence of attempting to have a pistol in one’s possession when not allowed. If the plea deal is accepted, Russell may serve up to five years in jail.
Russell plans to enter a guilty plea to one count of attempting to possess a banned substance, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. As part of the plea agreement, a second felony weapon charge will be upheld.
Russell must relinquish the firearms and drugs the police say they found on his property in addition to the three years of probation. He must also receive treatment.
Police arrested Russell on March 9 after finding 12 weapons, a kilogramme of marijuana, and a minor amount of methamphetamine. Russell’s home had been visited by police who were looking into a sexual assault.
According to Fox News, the criminal case against Russell, 33, will be dropped if he continues to be trouble-free. He could spend two to five years in state jail if that happens. Despite posting a $62,000 bail, he wasn’t charged in the sexual assault case after being let go.
To submit his case, Russell is due to appear in court, according to Press. The authorities also discovered Xanax prescription pills inside Russell’s home.
David Chesnoff, Russell’s lawyer, stated in a statement that they will assess the evidence and the legitimacy of the search in court. “Austin Russell and I both have a strong belief in the legal system and are certain that the issue will be decided fairly.”
Russell, 33, was detained after a police raid on his Las Vegas residence. Russell was not charged in that case, despite the fact that the raid was related to an investigation into a sexual assault. He was, nevertheless, charged with narcotics charges and possession of 19 guns. After posting bail, he was allowed to leave.
Russell allegedly had a reputation for throwing wild parties. The insider apparently smoked a lot of drugs and owned several guns. Despite the History Channel’s failure to comment on the matter, the network that airs Pawn Stars stated last week that they are only letting the judicial system play out for the time being.