He ended up landing a job as a television producer and has since written a book about his life:Captured, after he left the business
But, one former disgruntled employee turned informer. It took the Drug Enforcement Agency six years to put together a case against O'Dea and his associates. By this time, O'Dea had changed his life after a near-death cocaine overdose and he was now counselling for drug addiction. O'Dea remembers that day in 1990 when the DEA came knocking on his door. "I was working as a counsellor in an alcohol drug and rehab center. So far away from that business. I was lying in bed there was a knock on my door. I said this is the wreckage of my past knocking on this door. There were some guys with some badges and they said ‘Are you Brian O'Dea?' and I said ‘I wish I wasn't, but I am.'"