The arrest report for Austin Lee "Chumlee" Russell of Pawn Stars is dead serious: The Las Vegas cops found lots of guns and drugs at his house when they searched it last week, suggesting, police said, the reality star might be a drug dealer.
But then there are some laugh-out-loud details, such as: Chumlee has a "Chum Chum Room with Dance Pole."
In the "Chum Chum" room, police found and seized a "clear plastic baggie with white residue" and a "$1 bill rolled up with white powdery residue."
We can only speculate what this room is for, because Detective Cody of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police did not explain when he filled out the long list of items seized from Chumlee's abode during a search on March 9.
The police say they were investigating an accusation of sexual assault made by a woman against the 33-year-old reality TV star, who appears on Pawn Stars as an employee of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, where the show is filmed and where "Chum" has become a fan favorite.
During the course of the police search, according to the report, the cops found and seized marijuana, methamphetamine, drug pipes and other paraphernalia, lots of ammunition, and 12 guns, including handguns, revolvers, rifles and shotguns, some of them loaded.
Four of the guns were registered to Russell.
"It should also be noted that the amount of narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia and narcotics-related items found throughout the residence suggests (Russell) openly allows and participates in the unlawful use and possession of narcotics," the report said. "Many of these items are commonly found with persons who package and sell controlled substances, i.e., plastic baggies and digital scales."
Russell was booked on multiple drug-possession charges and one weapons charge, and was released the next day on $62,000 bond. His attorney, David Chesnoff, vowed that Russell will fight the felony charges, and any sexual assault charges if they are filed.
Otherwise, Chumlee is lying low. The History Channel, which airs Pawn Stars, also has been mum since a star of one of its most popular shows was arrested.
Besides the guns and drugs, the police also seized some of Russell's clothing and bedding from areas of the house, including laundry room, kitchen, family room, master bedroom and so on. They also obtained a search warrant to draw a blood sample from Chumlee for testing.
The arrest report shows most of the guns and some of the drugs were seized from a large vault on the ground floor. Russell also has a smaller floor safe in his master bedroom.
Russell did not want to open the vault for the police at first, saying there were "private things" in there. He told police that he had guns and marijuana "for his personal use" in the vault and that he smoked "a lot of weed." He said he typically would buy, say, four ounces of marijuana at a time so he would not have to buy it frequently.
Once it was explained to him that the search warrant covered the vault, he eventually cooperated and opened it. Police soon concluded he was in violation of the law prohibiting possession of a gun by a user or addict of any controlled substance.
That gave the police probable cause to seize all the guns and drugs.