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Report: Chumlee may get plea deal in drug case

Posted: 5:06 PM, May 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-19 00:24:43Z

Chumlee of "Pawn Stars" could avoid serious jail time after his drug arrest earlier this year, according to TMZ .

Chumlee, whose real name is Austin Russell, was arrested in March in Las Vegas during a raid on his home.

Police were investigating an alleged sexual assault at his home and had issued a search warrant. Several illegal items including methamphetamine, marijuana and firearms were located.  

Russell faces a charge of being a prohibited person under possession of a firearm and numerous narcotics charges, including methamphetamine and marijuana.

On the sexual assault case, TMZ reported there wasn't enough evidence to charge him.

TMZ cites court documents that Russell will be charged with felony possession of a firearm and felony possession of a controlled substance, mirroring his earlier charges; however TMZ reports he will get a plea deal.

Details of the plea deal have not yet been released but TMZ reports it could mean probation and no jail time. A judge has not yet signed off on the deal, according to TMZ.

The reality television show "Pawn Stars" is based on the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in downtown Las Vegas. The show stars Richard "Old Man" Harrison, his son Rick Harrison, Rick's son Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, and Russell, who is a childhood friend of Corey Harrison.