Ex-‘American Idol’ contestant was drug courier

Antonella Barba

Antonella Barba

Former "American Idol" contestant Antonella Barba was working as a courier for a major drug ring and was trying to deliver almost 2 pounds of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl when she was arrested in Virginia past year, according to new reports.

She was arrested in October 2018 on a felony charge of distributing more than 100 grams of heroin, and released from jail on $50,000 bond two weeks later.

She previously has been charged in NY with shoplifting. Her attorney said at the time that Barba was unaware the drug was in her rented vehicle.

Barba was reportedly arrested on Thursday according to the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. Federal authorities charged her with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of conspiracy. Because of that, she was hit with a felony charge and is now being held without bail.

Barba, who is best known for making it just shy of the top 12 round on "American Idol" in 2007, drew backlash that year for posing in a wet T-shirt near the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

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