Storage Wars’ Jarrod Schulz’s criminal past includes multiple drug convictions
          

Brandi Passante Jarrod Schulz

Jarrod Schulz and wife long-time girlfriend Brandi Passante are two of the break out stars of A&E’s reality series Storage Wars. But, long before Jarrod began buying abandoned storage units and co-running the Now and Then Thrift Store he was hoping to break out of something else… prison! Yuuuup!

Jarrod Schulz has made mention of his past run-ins with the law, but has offered little in the way of specific details. According to online records Jarrod was arrested on January 27, 1997 for felony possession of a controlled substance, which seems to jibe with a source in this week’s Reality Weekly who says Jarrod “spent 16 months in a state prison and he’s got a shockingly wild past. He was dealing narcotics in the mid-’90s.”

Jarrod Schulz mug shot photo

According to the article Jarrod pleaded guilty to methamphetamine possession and got a 60-day sentence. But, he was soon out on probation and busted again weeks later for transporting narcotics and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The judge didn’t take too kindly to Jarrod’s second strike and gave him a 16-month sentence. According to a separate source, the time behind bars changed Jarrod for the better. “Living alongside the murderers and rapists made him realize he was going down the same path. He’s not a bad guy. He went through a dark few years there and drugs were at the root.”

Jarrod is reportedly bound and determined to stay on the straight and narrow, and his new-found success on Storage Wars should help make that a reality.

UPDATE - Click here to see Jarrod Schulz’s mug shot photo.

Alleged Brandi Passante mug shot photoBrandi Storage Wars

And what about Brandi Passante? By now most of you have probably seen the above mug shot photo featuring a woman that looks sort of like Brandi Passante crying (99% chance it’s not her btw), but has she ever run afoul of the police? The answer is yes, although nothing as severe as Jarrod’s drug conviction.

According to online records, Brandi was arrested for drunk driving in May, 2007 and pleaded guilty in October of the same year. Her punishment was three years of probation, mandatory three-month attendance at First Offender Alcohol Program, and $390 in fines. Unfortunately, Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante’s mug shot photos were not available online. If there’s someone out there in Orange County with some connections at the county courthouse leave a comment below or drop us a line at starcasmtips (at) yahoo.com!

In the end I think it’s obvious Jarrod and Brandi have gotten their acts together and are headed to bigger and better things. I’m sure some fans will criticize this article and accuse us of being negative, but I think Jarrod and Brandi’s past is integral to understanding their story and only makes them (and the show) that much more interesting and positive.




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    • tab

      that girl looks absolutely nothing like brandi.

    • TUCKER

      I JUST WISH JARROD WOULD LOSE THOSE SOCKS AND SHORTS. HE SHOULD BE DRESSING MORE LIKE A FULL GROWN MAN, NOT A TEENAGE KID. HE PUTS THE TOUGH ACT ON IN “STORAGE WARS”, BUT HOW CAN ANYONE TAKE HIM SERIOUS DRESSED LIKE THAT? COME ON JARROD, MAKE BRANDI PROUD TO BE SEEN WITH YOU.

      • Debbie

        Met him and Brandi in their store April 2/12. He really dresses like that, but in his defense that is what anybody under 50 is wearing. Seriously

        • NoClowning

          I’m under 50, and I don’t dress like a clown.

      • David

        He is the co-owner of outlaw apparel. This was a great opportunity for him to promote his company.

    • Thelma

      I think it does look like Brandi. The actual picture of Brandi in this article is an odd photo of her, usually her eyes are shaped more similarly to the mug shot photo.

      • me

        Get a life

    • Randie

      He is dressed exactly like a 10 year old boy.

      • AlphaNerd

        It is a pretty common style for a Southern California Gen-Xer.

        Most blue collar Socal guys in their 30s and early 40s dress similar as casual wear.

      • AlphaNerd

        Probably should have looked at how old this post was before I replied.

    • Mandy

      People are hating on how he’s dressed? My husband dresses similarly.. maybe since we also own our own business we can all dress how we want =P I could go to work in sweats (and have been known to..). :)

      • Slim Charles

        Oh goodness, im so sorry for you,my sincerest condolences,if your not thoroughly embarrassed now,try going any where in a respectable city with your husband dressing like a rebelling 10 year old wnnabe gangbanger,i hope they point and laugh,and or beat you people! Sincerely yours, Slim Charles

        • mike

          oh i would love for someone to try and beat me down because i dress exactly like that. in fact I would beg somebody to make that mistake because i wont dress like im despratly trying to look like somebody else who looks like they got it all figured out. I dress for comfort and will not have my nuts in a bunch because some person thinks that way of dressing puts you above the rest. I guess I have the balls to be me and people who got a problem like I said please dosomething about it to change my mind I dare you and ill comfortably make you regret it andsend you and your gq scrap threads down the river.

    • Steve

      Brandi is hot….that is all

    • me

      that is DEF Brandi!!! look at where her hair parts….she was crying & drunk so her face is a little puffy, but thats her…for sure

    • Melanie

      Jarrod scares me, and that was before I read this article. Like there’s something seething just under the surface, like he’s ready to blow. He acts like a rapper, I don’t like his body language or the way he gestures when he speaks. I doubt that’s a photo of Brandi; although if it isn’t, why would she be attracted to someone like Jarrod, but good for them for getting their acts together. Jarrod should work on his body language; grow some hair on the top of his head; and dress appropriately for a guy his age, there’s little that’s attractive about those not-shorts, not-pants that he wears. JMHO.

      • Paul Carter

        Why should Jarrod change his hair and clothing to suit you? You don’t even know him! Who are you to demand that he change *ANY* aspect of his life?

        I think *YOU* should change *YOUR* hair and clothing!

        And while you’re at it, why don’t you hook up with Dave Hester – the two of you have matching, gigantic egos!

        Sheesh!!!

        • TUCKER

          HOLY CRAP PAUL, TAKE A PILL AND RELAX. WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN OPINIONS. NOTHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT! IT’S ONLY HAIR AND SHORTS FOR GODS SAKE AND FEMALES ALWAYS HAVE AN OPINION WHEN IT COMES TO THE WAY A MALE DRESSES. IT’S OUR NATURE. LOL :D

          • Marty Sims

            You seem to have missed her whole comment about body language and claiming she was “scared” or Jarrod from the start, before reading the article. I think if you are gonna text yell at someone, that’s what capital letters usually mean, perhaps you should look at the whole.

            I may not agree with how Paul spoke his mind, but I agree with him. The woman did more than speak about his fashion styling Tucker. Perhaps you should try taking said chill pill and look at her judgmental nature on a man she’s never even met.

        • Internet Bully#001

          Die faggot!im tryna dis internet bullying thing,u guys diggin it? Heh?!?heeeeh????

        • http://www.facebook.com/nat.gagne.3 Nat Gagne

          Well said Paul!

        • thunder

          Paul talks like he wants to toss jarrod’s salad

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1349820042 Alex Braczynski

        I’ve never felt threaten by either of them, but I’m not a square either.

        And to others, how more simple could his clothes get, white t, black shorts, and per of old school vans. He’s a young 30+ year old

        • NO L7

          Saying “I’m not a square either” sounds like something a “square” would say. Also taking pics of yourself while driving= D-BAG

    • Trey

      Why do people always try to hate? Jarrod & Brandi are great (she is fine, btw), and their past isn’t conducive of who or where they are in life right now. It looks like they have done well in their life to this point. People shouldn’t always focus on a persons past just because they’ve been convicted of a “non-violent” crime. And that definitely isn’t Brandi in that pic (on the left).

    • Kay

      I had no idea they weren’t married! Don’t they have 2 kids together? It always breaks my heart when 2 people who seem to have a healthy relationship, a successful business, and a family can’t commit to marry one another. It also doesn’t surprise me that he’s had a run in with the law- but prison is a pretty big deal!! If he changed the way he dressed, I agree, I think it would make him look more mature, especially since his tv show is so successful.

      • ds

        They are committed to each other. Marriage is nothing more than a ring and a piece of paper. neither precludes the other person from cheating.

        • TUCKER

          I AGREE R. IT IS JUST A PEICE OF PAPER AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHETHER YOUR COMMITTED TO SOMEONE OR NOT. KIDS SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE THE FATHERS LAST NAME UNLESS THERE IS SOME HORRIBLE, TERRIFIC REASON NOT TO.

    • Scott

      Brandi should do playboy!…..nah HUSTLER!

    • Tiffany

      Brandi and Jarrod are inspirational, I don’t care what anyone says! Some people may not understand how difficult it is to break free from addiction and the lifestyle that comes along with it. With that being said it’s probably best if you’re someone who doesn’t understand, it would be wise of you to NOT JUDGE. And really, it’s pretty shallow that people judge Jarrod by what he wears…

      Keep up the great work Jarrod and Brandi!!!

      • R

        Cleaned up act??? Who says he isnt using…. him??? Hardy har har, some people are so naive believing everything they hear! Yeah, like he would admit if he were using. Wake up people!!! Someones post says; “Keep up the great work Brandi and Jarrod” as if they know Allll about them. What a joke and maybe she used meth but never got caught, ever thought of this anyone? Duhhh. Storage Wars and the people in it are a disgrace to the business, I should know, Ive been in it for over 30 years. The show ought to be called; “Tweekers Running Wild”!!!!

        • MJS4745

          I love seeing people like “R” here, it’s quite funny actually. He chastises people who support Jarrod and Brandi by saying “You don’t know them, they could be…etc.” yet turn around and do the same thing in the negative.

          And just so you are Educated a little “R” and I know it’s a year late but someone has to say it, people on “Reality” TV shows are 99% of the time exaggerations of their real personalities just so they can keep up the ratings. Otherwise they lose the money they make from the show. Sounds to me like you are jealous because YOU have been at it for 30 years and no one wants to do a “Reality” show on you.

    • TUCKER

      COME ON R, I THINK YOUR TAKING THIS A BIT OVER THE TOP CALLING THE PEOPLE ON THE SHOW “TWEEKERS”.THEY MIGHT BE ALOT OF THINGS BUT THAT IS OVER THE TOP. EVERYBODY HAS A PAST AND SURE THERE’S PROBABLY ALOT OF THINGS SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T WANT TO DWELL ON WHEN IT HAPPENED YEARS AGO. LIFE IS ABOUT LIVING AND LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES AND I THINK HE HAS CHANGED HIS LIFE OR THE SHOW WOULD’NT TAKE A RISK HAVING HIM ON TV. LIGHTEN UP R AND SMILE :D LIFES TO SHORT.

    • Kliffster

      I don’t get what everybody is saying about how jarrod dresses!!I don’t know where you people are from but that’s how we dress here in So-Cal.He buy’s storage locker’s.What’s he supposed to wear A tux?

      • Matthew Blacker

        buy’s= buy is

    • klost

      I KNEW IT! Jerrod is constantly giving his nose the quick coke wipe. I thought he was using for sure.

    • http://facebook.com carlos larios

      CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE STATE ADRESS AND STUFF OF THE STORE!?!?, I want to try and go down their and meet jarrod x)

      And so the F what if he smokes he is a grown dam man he can smoke his weed and make his money!(X smoking weed is not tottally bad unless you get your sh!t done and he own a sucsessful store!.
      Stop haiting and and get your own store then say something :) !

      • Scared

        Well, at least you know how to spell “weed” correctly, right? *eyeroll* Future of America, ladies and gentlemen….

    • rick

      I heard Brandi used to be a stripper and jarrod managed the strip club. That’s how they met. Is it true?

      • Wade Carmen

        I think they met @ Walmart.

    • NoneYa

      Wow you’re source basically implemented Jarrod as possibly a snitch if he was living among killers and rapists. Rapists are segregated from general population. Rapists are housed in California on Special Needs Yards (SNY) along with child molesters, former cops found guilty of state crimes, gang drop outs (where many are still killers, but want out of the gang and have to officially drop out of the gang for the prison officials to satisfied.

      If Jarrod ever finds himself in trouble with the law again your article may lead to many problems for him whether it’s a trip to the county jail or an extended stay in one of CDCR’s correctional facilities.

    • BubbaT

      I would bang Brandi so hard I bet she’s an animal in the sack.

      • Narm Sayin

        Ya can bet she bangs like a shithouse door when the plagues in town, and prob loves nuffin mor than a spitroast!

    • Stavros

      Yellow journalism at best.

      If there are no mugshots available, you don’t make your own.

      Shame on you for calling yourself a journalist.

    • TWITCH

      YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP! Brandi is hot!.And she’s seems like a sweetheart.She’s Alot like my wife,She has to have the badboy too. we’ve made it for 15yrs.Thats why brandi and jarrod stay together.And who does’nt smoke weed now days or something else.The way I see it….If it’s not on my front porch it aint got shit to do with me!!!For those who dont get that!,It means mind your own business!!.As far as PRODUCE KING BARRY “BAD CAT CADDY” WEIS.Thats the coolest cat on the block….(btw) We love haters LMAO!!!!!

    • Joe C

      The mug shot looks more like Christina Applegate than Brandi. It could be anybody. As for her being a stripper that’s probably just a rumor someone started because… well, she looks like a stripper.

    • mIKEjOE

      Brandi and Jarrod are NOT married so she can keep sucking off the government and that is why they are not married.

      • Jeff

        That simply isn’t true. In any case, the government would give the married low-income family a higher monthly welfare payment than it would a single women,or the two of them seperately. You see, they could scam for more money if they were married. So now, since I just buried your tired political argument, will you go home?

        • A

          Brandi is kind of quiet and shy for an ex stripper. Aren’t they getting rich now? Looked at her supposed mug shot. Not sure if its her or not.

        • bryan

          Actually, Jeff, while yes, a low income family would get more than a single woman, but, lets just say he owns the store, and makes all the money. She’s not related to him, so technically, she doesn’t have any income (unless he pays her to work there) so she can collect food stamps for her and her children. Where as, if she was married, his income would count for her as well so she wouldn’t qualify anymore. Though, I can’t really see them NOT getting enough money from this show to disqualify them from food stamps….. IF that were the case, and I’m not saying they’re trying to scam the government, just saying how it’s possible to be rich and scam the government…..

    • gerry

      i do know that the outlaw shirts jarrod wears are a clothing company that someone from the band motley crue owns, so he is probably getting a good shiny nickel for the advertisment…more power to him, and as far as the picture of brandi, just look at the chins…its not her. and who cares about their past, they seem to be on the right track. big fan

    • K Harris

      Criminal past? It looks like they have gone legit. What is wrong with that? Stop hating.

    • KC

      I think all of these people of the storage locker auction sort are scumbags. I do believe the above pic IS Brandi because if you look at the photo shopped abomination next to it & add a little “baby fat” (as she was quite young) to it & then slant the face upwards, as it is in the mug shot, it’s recognizable to be the same face shape, same eyes & nose too. You have to take into account her leaning back in a mix of despesration & humiliation into account which raises the view from the photo shopped pic. Can I be redundant enough? I just think that people who benefit (all too well on these shows which screams BS by the way) from those who have lost everything are human maggots & leeches. For Brandi & Jarrod to rely on the misfortunes of others to make a living & also have children with no interest in getting married makes it obvious that they are both self centered A-holes. For the sheeple who worship these bottom feeding slugs & sponges, it shows just how screwed up you/they are. I wonder if any of these nozzles ever think to send back family pictures or other mementos? Ha! How silly of me; of course they don’t, because the only thing going through their heads is “me me me me me me me me me me…”

      • thinny

        You dont even know shit about these peiple why you sitting up here talking a bucket of shit you probably dont even have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out if!!!! People do the muthafuckin most on here!!!!

    • n0princess

      I don’t know about what they have done or do. I like watching the show and that’s all that matters to me.

    • gibsmedat

      she can sit on my face any time

      • brianmouland

        Like that will ever happen

        • Turtlezz

          A man can dream..

        • Andrea McCowen

          Why not? Brandi is pretty but she’s just any other woman. Jerrod isn’t anything special, if he can tap Brandi I would assume A lot of guys got a chance with her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000110191035 John Smith

      I’d poke them both in the brown eye.

    • mario3939mario

      I think its a positive article about jarrod and brandi..there turning around there lives in a good way obviously..really happy for them i became a fan of the storage war show and wish them the best

    • jarrod hester

      im in the storage business and the show is fake but its fun to watch, brandi looks like a hoe but i’d still hit it with a condom. i just wouldnt be seen holdin her hand or no shit.

    • sonny

      Two more jailbirds kids can look to as role models a hoe and a dope pusher YES a& e is a family show but is it the MANSON SHOW.

    • Guest

      Just call, all mugshots are public domain.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Buddy-Last/100003815997050 Buddy Last

      In California a drug conviction gets you a hit TV show or a movie deal but in TENN you can’t get a job on a garbage truck with any conviction. But I am talking about TN where women have few teeth spit tobacco and don’t wear shoes.

      • Robert

        Come live in England. This country is the land of the free. Free to anyone but English

    • jimbo james

      dam criminals

    • Dsd

      I think it’s 99% chance the pic is her. Look at the nose.

      • Chad Portenga

        naah. Look at the lips & eyebrows. Brandi has thinner lips and a peak in her brows.

    • tonyZ

      Oh my damn Brandi would get pipe layed in her so deep. She got some nice big titays and a round ass.

    • KyD1987

      Damn mad people on here are so quick to judge. Im a true lesbian and i must say my boy jarrod is looking good. He wears what looks to be dickies shorts for the dumb@$$ down below that says not pants not shorts. They are shorts, get educated. Brandi and him may have some issues but everyone on this earth has an issue as the human population sees it. No one is the same. I guess this is how it goes with anybody who has their business out there though or when your famous and people are digging through it to knock you down and make themselves feel better. Jarrod and Brandi you all are kool as shit for being on the WestSide, stay cool:)

    • garthb

      i will bang her hard and end off with a atm

    • garthb

      i would make her taste her own ass

    • Alex

      They have kids.. Maybe you should all show some restraint and act like a normal person.

    • LaK

      Dont care for anything, I love Brandi for what she is now….

    • Gina Watkins-Judd

      See this is why you should never take a journalist or media personality’s word for anything. Always fact check. Jarrod has one charge that he more than likely was violated on probation for. He does not have multiple drug charges. The one he has was from 97 and carried over to 98. Brandi has a DUI in Newport Beach which is pretty friggin easy to do in OC. They are not hardened criminals they were young and dumb once in OC. Like literally tens of thousands of other young people who are just having a good time.

      I did a background check on the named author of this article comes up as a person from Texas who is 100 years old. Tell us your real name and lets see what kind of dirty laundry you have hidden, tramp.

      • Mike Padgett, RIP

        That is awesome!

    • radicallyalyssa

      The girl’s mugshot doesn’t look anything like Brandi. Who comes up with that crap?

    • Belinda

      That is her. She was just younger

    • David Daniels

      Jarrod is a little punk

    • jo zap

      Two can keep a secret, if one is dead

    • rizzle hizzle

      nothing wrong with a little trouble. so long as you learn from it. way to go jarrod and brandi.
      on another note, anybody got any proof of brandi being an exotic dancer before being on the show?

    • Narm Sayin

      google milfs fight one lock c*ck and tell me milf 2nd from left aint Patti Stanger!

    • Mark Strange Love

      Not only was she stripping, but used to escort on craigslist and back-page before the show first aired. Do a webarchive search on the wayback machine at archive dot org for backpage on July 7th, 2008. Go to escorts and i think it’s the third page under the gallery view.

    • Hung Low Jesus

      Ja Rod(jerrod) is a funny midget….Brandi looks alot like my ex..cant get past the skinny crooked bird like legs..she a hottie tho..brandi, hit a playa up 651-5**-55*5
      peace ninjas

    • Hung Low Jesus

      P.S. the crying girl in the mugshot pics…H O T!

    • Hung Low Jesus

      WTF..i think thats my ex!
      Call me babe(;

    • Ellen Woods

      I am so sick of watching the show seeing Jarrod wear NOTHING but that outlaw clothing line. Oh wait, it’s HIS own clothing line. Under the tap “gear”, it’s one item a freaking cap. LOL. Now I know why he wears it. I wish A&E would ban him from wearing his self promotion clothing. It’s that a conflict of interest in a way?

    • Bob Boson

      It’s pretty clear that both of them come from working-class backgrounds and are nouveau riche.

      Jarrod is simply making his way through life as a typical, complacent guy, but Brandi is obviously trying to pull a My Fair Lady and be more classy, like with the dresses and hats she often wears on the show.

      Granted, they say that you can’t buy class, but she can certainly try, and good for her; that’s the dream: to pull your self up and improve your life.

    • Bob Boson

      Re: their pasts, they don’t seem so bad.

      Brandi obviously just made a dumb mistake and has probably been careful to avoid trouble since then.

      As for Jarrod, drug-dealing is obviously more than just youthful mischief, but I suspect that it is due to where he grew up and was living that caused him to go down that route. As has been mentioned, he has cleaned himself up and found a way to make a legitimate (and rather fun) living.

      He’s actually not that scary; in fact if you watch the early episodes of the show, he is visibly nervous about the new business he was venturing into and intimidated by the more experienced buyers.

    • Kratos’ mom.

      Perhaps he can spell and she likes that? You f***ing illiterate f**k!

    • gm5425

      Brandi is hot.

    • Amy Prijatel

      Everyone has a past! I’m sure you have one too! OH RIGHT YOU DO! You live to learn.. I can’t when people sit around & post negative crap about people post negative about yourself work on yourself and stop worrying about others

    • Bill

      Brandi is no 10, but most definetly doable. Something hot about her.

    • Wade Carmen

      They should be in the White House.

    • Geoff OConnell

      i would love to tap brandi and give her lots of children. Geoff and brandi plus 19

    • Cee Dee

      Sometimes it takes a rough past to open your eyes to a better future. They’re doing fine now and that is what counts.

    • Bzz

      I’d pound Brandi and pump her full of man juice.

 

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