'American Idol' Star Arrested on Drug Charges

October 15, 2018Oct 15, 2018

A former reality show contestant has been arrested after being accused of a serious crime. Antonella Barba, 31, is allegedly charged with distributing heroin. 

Barba is known for her time as a contestant on Season 6 of "American Idol" in 2007. She was also a contestant in 2012 on the show "Fear Factor."

According to reports, Barba was arrested on Thursday in Norfolk, Virginia. Reportedly she has been charged with distributing more than 100 grams of heroin.

Barba is currently being held without bond in Norfolk City Jail until her Monday morning court date. If convicted, the felony charge could land her in jail anywhere from five to 40 years.

Her arrest comes after she has previously been arrested for shoplifting in New York.

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