A news article published on the website Internet Chronicle in March 2013 claimed that Chumlee was arrested for possession of 7 pounds of marijuana, but there are no reports in the mainstream media to confirm this. Snopes.com claims the rumor is a hoax.
Born on Sept. 8, 1982, as Austin Russell, Chumlee found fame by appearing on the History Channel’s hit TV show, “Pawn Stars.” The show revolves around the day-to-day activities of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. Chumlee is an employee at the shop. Video games, sneakers and pinball machines are his area of expertise.