'American Idol' Alum Antonella Barba Accused of Delivering Fentanyl


But the aspiring singer was taken into custody on Monday, Feb. 11, according to the Virginian-Pilot, on a federal indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

According to newly unsealed court documents, Antonella Barba - a singer who made it to the top 16 on the sixth season of American Idol in 2007 - was allegedly acting as a courier for a major drug ring when Virginia authorities arrested her almost four months ago with two pounds of fentanyl.

A former contestant on "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" is accused of distributing heroin. The unsealed indictment revealed the 32-year-old has been charged with attempting to distribute cocaine, heroin, and two pounds of fentanyl.

The indictment alleges Barba, who now lives in Los Angeles, was one of several members of a drug conspiracy that was active in Hampton Roads between late 2017 and the fall of 2018. Later that month, Stennett delivered about 7 kilos of cocaine to a conspirator.

In addition to this federal indictment, Barba is also facing charges in a felony marijuana case in Kansas.

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Barba was reportedly arrested on Thursday according to the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.

She faced up to 40 years in prison for the drug-related charges from her October arrest, USA Today reported.

When the New Jersey native appeared on Idol in 2007, she won viewers' hearts with her performance of Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me".

Records cited by Fox also indicate Barba was arrested in New York City in 2011 for shoplifting.