Adam Jasinski is arrested for using his prize money to buy and sell drugs

By Michael Y. Park
Updated October 20, 2009 01:55 PM
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At least last season’s Big Brother winner, Adam Jasinski, is used to being locked in a big house and under constant surveillance. Because it looks like there’s a good chance he’ll be spending a lot of time in a similar place in the future.

Jasinski, 31, was arrested Saturday for using his $500,000 in prize winnings to buy thousands of pills of the controlled painkiller Oxycodone, which he then attempted to resell, authorities said.

The Del Ray, Fla., resident reportedly confessed after trying to sell 2,000 of the pills to an undercover cop in Massachusetts.

According to a Drug Enforcement Agency affidavit, Jasinksi tried to resist arrest and dispose of evidence when he was taken down at a strip mall in North Reading, Mass. He later admitted to using the money he won on the reality show to become a drug merchant, peddling them along the East Coast since his victory, the affidavit said.

He faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines.