Austin Lee Russell, better known to fans as Chumlee from The Pawn Stars, reportedly told a court on Monday that he might be open to a plea bargain in relation to charges involving drugs and guns that were the result of a police raid on his Las Vegas home in March.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Russell will enter a guilty plea to one count of attempting to possess a restricted drug. As part of the plea agreement, a second felony weapon charge will be upheld.
Russell must hand over the firearms and drugs that the police said they discovered on his property in addition to serving three years of probation. He must also receive treatment.
When they arrested Russell on March 9, police asserted that they had discovered 12 weapons, a large bag of marijuana, and a minor amount of methamphetamine.
Police allegedly found handguns, rifles, and an assault-style MP5 among the recovered weapons. Russell’s home had been visited by police who were looking into a sexual assault. He was released after posting a $62,000 bail and wasn’t charged in the sexual assault case.
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 a state jail if that doesn’t happen.
For his plea, Russell will appear in court again.
Also discovered in his home, according to the police, were Xanax pills on prescription.
According to Russell’s attorney, David Chesnoff, the reality star is eager to move past the event.
“We will be reviewing what was reportedly found and whether the purported search was lawful in a courtroom, not in public,” adds Chesnoff.
“We both have a strong commitment to the rule of law and are confident that the matter will be decided fairly.”
Russell is known for organizing outrageous parties.
The insider said that he has a gun and smokes a lot of marijuana.
Despite the History Channel’s refusal to comment, the network that airs Pawn Stars indicated last week that “they are just letting the judicial system play out for the time being.”