As the story develops of Pawn Stars Chumlee and the raid on his home, it makes fans wonder what was really going on over there. The details now being shared are making Chumlee’s home (aka Austin Russell) seem like that of a dealer rather than that of a recreational user. An accounting has now come out of all the things the police seized from Chumlee’s house during the raid.
According to the Inquisitr, Chumlee’s house was raided in an investigation into a sexual assault, and Chumlee obviously didn’t know anything about it, because the house was strewn with drugs and guns. Chumlee, one of the stars of Pawn Stars is facing a laundry list of charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.
— NBC KSNV News 3 (@News3LV) March 16, 2016
TMZ is reporting that the setup at Chumlee’s house is similar to what police say they find at the homes of drug dealers in Las Vegas. This included drugs, guns, and something called the “Chum-Chum Room” which was a party space with a stripper’s pole. The police seized some serious drugs from Chumlee’s house that took several trips to move.
– 1 gallon Ziploc with 116 grams (1/4 pound) of marijuana
– 2 clear jars of marijuana (8.2 grams and 2.8 grams)
– 1 bag with 4.4 grams marijuana
– 7 clear capsules with 1.7 grams of methamphetamine powder
– 17 Xanax bars
— People Magazine (@people) March 16, 2016
Chumlee confessed to LVPD officers that he “smokes a lot of weed” (no, really?)but insists he is not a dealer, but buys in bulk for convenience. Though the police did not find cocaine, they found a bag with white powder residue and rolled up dollar bills in the Chum-Chum Room. Basic cable pays better than one might think.
As for firearms, twelve were seized, but only four were registered to Chumlee, and there was no list of what kind of guns they were. LVPD confirmed that the sexual assault case they were investigating involves Chumlee as a suspect. Chumlee’s bedding was seized, and blood was taken from him while he was being held in jail.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 15, 2016
TMZ updated its article on Chumlee with a statement from David Chesnoff, Chumlee’s lawyer of record. He says that they will not be trying this case in the media, but in a courtroom, first figuring out if the search was legal. He said that “Austin [Chumlee] has great faith in the judicial system.”
— FOX 12 Oregon KPTV (@fox12oregon) March 15, 2016
KTNV says that originally, the search of Chumlee’s home was to take swabs, take bedding, photographs, and surveillance tapes from the property. They were also supposed to look for narcotics, an they had no trouble finding drugs at Chumlee’s home. Chumlee was there for the whole search, and waited in the yard for the police.
Police discovered a floor safe and “a large vault” on the ground level, that Chumlee was reluctant to open, as he told police that he kept pot and guns in there. The police have confirmed that the volume of narcotics leads them to believe that Chumlee “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.”
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Intouch Weekly explains though Chumlee was reluctant to cooperate with police, he finally gave in, and opened the safe and the vault for the LVPD.
“Austin [Chumlee] was reluctant to cooperate, explaining he had marijuana and guns in the vault and he smoked ‘a lot of weed.'”
Police are questioning Chumlee’s statement that he is not a dealer, as the scales, bags, and Xanax in its unprocessed form with empty gel capsules tell another story,
“Many of these items are commonly found with persons who package and sell controlled substances,” the report notes.
Do you think Pawn Stars Chumlee is a drug dealer, and are you really shocked by the items police found in Chumlee’s home?
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