There are now claims that the father-of-two had been arrested on drug charges before he entered the experiment but was granted bail, thereby allowing him to appear on the show.
According to The Courier Mail, Jensen is facing one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and is scheduled to go before a judge in Brisbane’s Supreme Court on April 23.
The charges were confirmed by the Queensland Courts and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to Daily Mail Australia, with Jensen allegedly having been arrested along with three other people who are accused of similar charges.
Drug trafficking — which pertains to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances that are subject to drug prohibition laws — is a pretty serious crime to be accused of, and can carry a life sentence in cases where the accused has trafficked a commercial quantity of controlled drugs.
A person who is found guilty of drug trafficking could also face 25 years imprisonment for trafficking a marketable quantity of controlled drugs or 10 years for trafficking controlled drugs.
There are many facets to the crime of drug trafficking and the term applies to various components of the drug trade.
According to CDPP, a person traffics in a controlled drug if they:
- sell it
- prepare it with the intention of selling it, or believing another person intends to sell it
- transport it with the intention of selling it, or believing another person intends to sell it
- guard or conceal it with the intention of selling it, or assisting another person to sell any of it
- possess it with the intention of selling it.
Jenson also faces single charges of possessing dangerous drugs, possessing anything used in the commission of a crime, possessing used utensils or pipes and two counts of possessing property suspected of being proceeds of an offence under the Drugs Misuse Act.
Neither Jensen, nor Channel 9 have so far responded to the claims.