'Pawn Stars' regular Chumlee 'pleased' to reach deal in drug and weapon case, lawyer says

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"Pawn Stars" favorite Chumlee is one step closer to avoiding jail time, and his attorney tells TheWrap that his client is "pleased" with the terms of a plea deal that awaits court approval.

Chumlee, whose real name is Austin Russell, agreed Monday to a deal that will keep him out of a cell, if he keeps his nose clean.

"We are hopeful the court will accept this very fair resolution between law enforcement and Austin and are pleased with this result," attorney David Chesnoff said.

Russell will plead guilty to a felony weapon charge, along with a misdemeanor charge of attempted drug possession. In exchange, the reality TV star will receive three years probation and undergo counseling, Fox News reports.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Best resolution available) In this handout photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell is seen in a booking photo after his arrest for possession of a firearm and numerous narcotics including methamphetamine and marijuana during a sexual assault investigation raid at his home on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chumlee has not been charged in connection to the sexual assault investigation. (Photo by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 05: Austin 'Chumlee' Russell from History's 'Pawn Stars' television series presents the Leading Man of the Year award at the eighth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at The Venetian Las Vegas on February 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 05: Austin 'Chumlee' Russell from History's 'Pawn Stars' television series arrives at the eighth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at The Palazzo Las Vegas on February 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 23: Pawn Star Chumlee (L) invited Crystal (C), from the Dirk Arthur (R) Wild Magic show at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on December 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 28: Austin 'Chumlee' Russell arrives at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms Casino Resort on February 28, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 17: Austin 'Chumlee' Russell (L) from History's 'Pawn Stars' television series watches a game between the Portland Pilots and the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center on December 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 75-73 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 07: Austin 'Chumlee' Russell from History's 'Pawn Stars' television series arrives at the sixth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at The Palazzo Las Vegas on February 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: TV personality Austin 'Chumlee' Russell is seen arriving at the grand opening of KISS By Monster Mini Golf on March 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: (L-R) TV Personalities Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell, Corey Harrison and Richard Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' speak onstage at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01: Austin 'Chumlee' Russell from History's 'Pawn Stars' television series arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Television personalities Corey Harrison, Austin Russell and Rick Harrison from the reality TV show 'Pawn Stars' shattend the grand opening of the B.B. King's Blues Club at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on December 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
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If he manages to avoid trouble during the probationary period, Russell's felony count will be dismissed.

However, if he should run afoul of the law during that period, Russell will face two to five years in prison for the felony weapons charge.

Russell will also not face charges stemming from a sexual assault allegation made against him. As reported last week, an investigation revealed a lack of evidence.

Russell was originally charged with prohibited person possession of firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana over 1 ounce and possession of schedule I – schedule IV controlled substance, the latter for the Xanax.

The reality TV star was arrested following a police search of his Nevada home in March.

While the search was triggered by the sexual assault allegation, according to a police report, Russell admitted that they would find four ounces of marijuana in a vault in his home.

The report also noted that police found 12 guns, four of them registered to Russell. Police indicated that they also found seven clear capsules containing 1.7 gross grams of methamphetamine in the residence.

Russell is due back in court June 1 to enter his plea.

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