Former 'Big Brother' winner Adam Jasinski arrested for drug trafficking
By Reality TV World staff, 10/20/2009
FormerBig Brother winner Adam Jasinski has been arrested for attempting to sell 2,000 oxycodone pills as part of a drug trafficking operation he allegedly financed with his $500,000 grand prize.
Jasinski, a 31-year-old Delray Beach, FL resident who wonBig Brother's Winter 2008 ninth season, was arrested on Saturday after flying to Boston and attempting to sell the drugs to a Drug Enforcement Administration witness, the Boston Heraldreported Tuesday.
According to an affidavit DEA Special Agent Todd Prough filed, the witness -- a local drug dealer who had been arrested earlier this month, according to Fox's WFXT-TV affiliate in Boston -- reportedly 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.
Jasinski allegedly "initially refused to surrender to verbal commands, then put up a struggle," the Herald reported. He was charged with possession of oxycodone pills with intent to distribute in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday and is being held in custody pending a Thursday hearing before Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin.
Jasinski faces a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $1 million fine if convicted.
According to Prough's affidavit, Jasinski stated he had used his 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.
"I'm a business man, completely. I had a few businesses in the past as well -- some of them worked and some of them didn't. But I have a few ideas that I can put some cash towards on a few projects as well," he told Reality TV World.
"So yes I'm going to start a business; yes I'm going to donate to charity; and yes I'm going to do the most with the money as I possibly can -- for both myself and the community."