Adam Jasinski, the winner of CBS's Big Brother reality TV show on Season 9, was arrested by federal DEA agents in Boston and charged with having and trying to sell oxycodone a/k/a 'Oxy' a/k/a 'Hillbilly Heroin.'
Instead of refusing to answer questions until he had an attorney, a DEA agent maintains that Big Brother Adam "waiv[ed] his Miranda Rights," and then admitted to using his $500,000 in Big Brother winnings to "purchase large quantities of pills" that he would re-sell up and down the East Coast (see charges below).
They probably would not be too impressed by the fact that Jasinski is also the publisher of a glossy addiction recovery magazine.
According to DEA Special Agent Todd Prough:
JASINSKI stated that for the past several months he had been obtaining thousands of pills of oxycodone and re-selling 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 criminal charges suggest that Jasinski may have thought that he was back on reality TV when DEA agents arrested him at a strip mall in North Reading, MA.
He reportedly struggled with DEA agents during the arrest, and threw a white sock under a car that was allegedly packed with "numerous small blue pills," of oxycodone. Jasinski allegedly had two such white socks filled with oxycodone when he was arrested.
Some of the pills were allegedly "marked with a '215' on one side and an 'A' on the other" (inset).
Big Brother Adam could find himself in the federal Big House if convicted. The drug charges could land him 20 years in federal prison, and a fine of $1 million.
Jasinski is the Publisher of a Recovery Magazine for Drug Addicts
While Jasinski allegedly copped to DEA agents that he used his Big Brother winnings to deal Oxy, he is also the apparent owner the of Lifestyle Publishing Group, Inc. (LPG), listed on the masthead as the publisher of a series of quarterly, regional 'LifeStyle Guide' magazines, and listed on the masthead as the publisher of a magazine about drug and addiction recovery, The Recovery Guide.
According to LPG's website:
"The Recovery Guide provides healthy and sober living alternatives for people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.
Our expert writing staff produces bi-monthly articles that educate parents, friends and family members on what to look for and how to prevent addiction in the loved ones.
Our recovery guide has a laser targeted audience that will definitely help increase your advertising ROI.
Do Jasinski's alleged oxycodone customers get copies of The Recovery Guide comped?
The company's media kit says that it publishes "bi-monthly, complimentary guides...distributed throughout South Florida and in every major metropolitan area in the Eastern United States."
That would include Jasinski's alleged east coast drug distribution territory.
Allegedly feeding drug addictions and also selling advertising targeting drug addicts and others to get them into recovery programs?
Now that sounds like a television drama.
- Adam Jasinski's Big Brother bio, CBS
- DEA Massachusetts Fact Sheet
- Oxycodone, FDA
- OxyContin® package insert, Purdue Pharma L.P. (Sept. 2009)
- Big Brother Winner Adam Jasinski Charged With Dealing Drugs, WXFT, Fox Boston (Oct. 19, 2009)
- Adam Jasinski's LinkedIn profile
- The Recovery Guide, LifeStyle Publshing Group / Adam Jasinski, Publisher (March/April 2009)
- LifeStyle Austin, LifeStyle Publishing Group / Adam Jasinksi, Publisher (Winter 2009)
- LifeStyle Philadelphia, Lifestyle Publishing Group / Adam Jasinski, Publisher (Winter 2009)
- LIfeStyle San Diego, Lifestyle Publishing Group / Adam Jasinski, Publisher
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