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'Big Brother' champ Adam Jasinski asking judge to let him exit rehab

By Christopher Rocchio, 04/08/2010 

Adam Jasinski wants out of rehab.

The Big Brother ninth-season winner -- who was arrested last fall and charged with possession of oxycodone pills with intent to distribute -- will ask U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin on Friday to release him from a Westboro, MA rehab center so he can live with his parents in New Jersey, the Boston Herald reported Thursday.

The 31-year-old Delray Beach, FL resident -- who went to rehab in December and isn't scheduled to go to trial until July 19 -- wants out of the Spectrum Residential Program so he can allegedly use his notoriety to do charity work.

"I have utilized and exhausted all the program has to offer," said Jasinski in a letter to the court, the Herald reported.

In addition, Jasinski claims that his Big Brother fame presents "an opportunity for him to give back to the community," according to the Herald, which added Louis Sacchetti -- who runs a men's Christian-based recovery program for addicts in New Jersey -- has agreed to sponsor him.

"If it wasn't for second shots, I wouldn't be talking to you. I'd be locked up," Sacchetti told the Herald.

"The people who helped me get sober were really, really honest with me. That's what I'm going to offer to him. I just hope that he is really willing to knuckle down. It's the hardest thing I ever did in my life, but it was also the most rewarding."

Jasinski was arrested in October after flying to Boston and attempting to sell the drugs to a Drug Enforcement Administration witness.

According to an affidavit filed by a DEA Special Agent, the witness -- reportedly a local drug dealer who had been arrested earlier in October -- met Jasinski at Logan International Airport and then drove to a North Reading, MA strip mall where DEA agents arrested Jasinski after he pulled the pills from a sock stuffed in his pants.

The witness set up the drug buy via an October 8 phone call to Jasinski, according to the affidavit, which added Jasinski stated he had used his $500,000 Big Brother cash prize to bankroll his drug dealing and boasted that he has been "obtaining thousands of pills of oxycodone" which he had been selling "to customers all along the East Coast."

Jasinski faces a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $1 million fine if convicted.

He subsequently pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail before a judge granted his release with the stipulation that he first attend a substance-abuse treatment program.

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