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Former 'Big Brother' champion Adam Jasinski released from prison


By Christopher Rocchio, 12/18/2009 

Adam Jasinski is out of the big house.

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The Big Brother ninth-season winner has been released from prison and will now be sent to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Jasinski was released on a $200,000 bond secured by his parent's home and three Florida properties he owns, according to The AP, which added the U.S. Attorney's office said a condition of his release is that his parents have agreed to be responsible for him as he receives treatment.

The 31-year-old Delray Beach, FL resident 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's sold "to customers all along the East Coast" during the few several months.

Jasinski was charged with possession of oxycodone pills with intent to distribute and 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.

Last month, Jasinski filed court papers asking for his release from prison -- claiming he was willing to live with his parents, wear an electronic-monitoring bracelet, relinquish his passport and undergo mental health and substance abuse counseling as conditions of a potential release. 

According to court filings, Jasinski's defense lawyer plans on "calling into question the veracity of the cooperating government witness" and claiming his arrest involved "entrapment and outrageous government conduct."

Earlier this month a judge granted Jasinski's release with the stipulation that he first attend a substance-abuse treatment program.

(Photo credit CBS)


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