No bell to save him now. Dustin Diamond was arrested on May 25 and placed in an Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, jail for violating his probation after he used a prescription painkiller without permission, according to records released on Friday, June 10.
His probation officer reportedly found traces of oxycodone in the Saved by the Bellalum’s urine sample, the records state. The 39-year-old actor blamed the positive testing on a pill he took for a toothache, though he told officials he didn’t know what kind of painkiller it was because it was from an old prescription.
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Diamond was tossed in jail for violating his probation, but was released just two days later, according to TMZ.
In January, the troubled actor began his four-month sentence related to a 2014 barroom stabbing, in which he assaulted a man with a switchblade in a Port Washington, Wisconsin, bar during a Christmas Day altercation.
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At the time, Diamond argued that he had pulled the knife to defend himself and fiancée Amanda Schutz, who was later found guilty of disorderly conduct.
In a May interview with his former Saved by the Bell costar Mario Lopez, Diamond admitted that his experience in jail was no walk in the park.
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“It’s pretty daunting, it’s pretty scary going into that environment,” he said. “I found that as long as you follow the rules and stay with the system, it works. You can get in and out unscathed.”