Big Brother Winner in Big Trouble
10/20/2009 AT 01:55 PM EDT
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.