A federal judge has ordered Adam Jasinski, a past grand prize winner of the reality TV show "Big Brother," held until his trial on drug dealing charges.
US Magistrate Judge Leo Sorokin found today that there was a serious risk that Jasinski would endanger another person or the community and a serious risk that he would flee before trial.
The 31-year-old Florida man was allegedly in possession of 2,000 oxycodone pills when he was arrested in North Reading two weeks ago. No further hearings were immediately scheduled in the case.
Jasinski of Delray Beach was arrested on Oct. 17 on a charge of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. He allegedly told federal investigators that he used his winnings from the show to purchase large amounts of the drug.
Jasinski allegedly agreed with a cooperating government witness to sell the witness 2,000 oxycodone pills and flew from his home to Massachusetts that day to deliver the drugs, according to an affidavit filed in court by a Drug Enforcement Administration agent in support of the charges.
After Jasinski's arrest, the affidavit said, "Jasinski stated that for the past several months he had been obtaining thousands of pills of oxycodone and reselling them to customers all along the east coast."
"Jasinski was able to purchase large quantities of pills because he had received $500,000 as the grand prize winner of the CBS reality television show 'Big Brother Season 9,'" the affidavit said.
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