Celebrity News June 10, 2016
Why Dustin Diamond Landed in Jail Again
Dustin Diamond spent two days in jail last month on a probation violation.
The Department of Corrections confirmed to “Extra” that Diamond tested positive for oxycodone, which violated his probation. He will now be required to participate in “additional offense-related programming,” and the DOC will increase the intensity of his supervision.
According to TMZ, Diamond told his parole officer he was suffering from a toothache and took a painkiller from an old prescription.
His return to jail was just one month after he earned early release by working in the jail's custodial program. Last week, he sat down for his first post-jail interview with “Extra's” Mario Lopez, talking about life behind bars.
He shared, “It's pretty daunting; it's pretty scary going into that environment. I found that as long as you follow the rules and stay with the system, it works. You can get in and out unscathed.” Watch!
After his release, he emphasized the importance of changing his life for the better, saying, "I want to put the tomfoolery and malarkey behind me. It's time for that clean slate, time for the change."
Dustin was on probation after being found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct with a concealed weapon in connection with a stabbing in Port Washington, Wisconsin in December 2014. Though he was cleared of a felony charge, Dustin was sentenced to four months in jail and 15 months probation.