Big Brother Winner Nabbed for Peddling Oxy

Jasinski says he used $500K prize to buy, sell painkillers
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2009 1:37 PM CDT
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(Newser) Big Brother 9 winner Adam Jasinski made his first court appearance today in Massachusetts after being charged with trying to sell 2,000 prescription painkiller pills. After a brief struggle with agents, the DEA says Jasinski waived his Miranda rights and confessed to using his $500,000 winnings from the reality show last year to set up an oxycodone ring, the Boston Globe reports.

"For the past several months he had been obtaining thousands of pills,” the affidavit reads, and “reselling them to customers all along the east coast.”