'Big Brother 9' winner ordered to drug center

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2009 6:04 PM

The winner of the CBS reality television show "Big Brother 9" was ordered on Tuesday to undergo substance abuse counseling at a Massachusetts treatment center before being released on bail on drug charges.

Adam Jasinski, of Delray Beach, Fla., has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to sell 2,000 pills of oxycodone, the main active ingredient in OxyContin and other painkillers.

A federal agent testified that the 31-year-old Jasinski told him he'd been selling thousands of the pills every month in Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A judge ruled Tuesday that Jasinski can be released on bail to his parents' custody, but only after he successfully completes a program at an unnamed residential treatment center in Massachusetts.

Prosecutors had asked that Jasinski be held without bail as he awaits trial.

The order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Leo Sorokin requires Jasinski to post three properties he owns and requires his parents to post their home to secure his appearance in court. The order does not specify how long Jasinski must stay in the substance abuse treatment program, but said he must return to court for a hearing before he is released to his parents' custody.

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Jasinski's lawyer, Valerie Carter, said Jasinski and his parents are pleased with the order "because the judge has essentially found that Adam is not either a danger to the community or a risk of flight."

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