Posted May 24, 2016 8:13 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

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Austin Lee “Chumlee” Russell, from the Las Vegas-based reality television show “Pawn Stars,” is expected to plead guilty to a drug charge and avoid jail time, his lawyers told a judge Monday.

The 33-year-old Russell faces one count of ownership or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and one count of attempted possession of a controlled substance.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the gun charge would be stayed, while Russell would plead guilty to the drug charge, a gross misdemeanor, and receive three years’ probation.

Flanked by attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, Russell answered “yes sir” and “yes, your honor” when Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Sciscento asked whether he understood the agreement.

As part of the deal, Russell must undergo counseling and forfeit all the property seized by police during a March 9 search of his home, Chesnoff said.

A complaint filed last week lists 11 rifles and handguns found on that date.

Should Russell complete probation, the gun charge would be dismissed. But if he fails, he could …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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