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Former American Idol Contestant Busted For Heroin

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Former American Idol Contestant Busted For Heroin

American Idol alum Antonella Barba was busted for allegedly dealing heroin.

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According to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, Barba, 31, was arrested and charged with heroin distribution of more than 100 grams in Virginia on Thursday. If convicted in court, the inspiring singer will face a minimum of five to 40 years behind bars.

The New Jersey native is currently being held without bail in the Norfolk City Jail and has a court date scheduled for Monday morning. However, her family is afraid that she will indeed have jail time.

Barba competed on Season 6 of “American Idol” in 2007. In fact, Antonella Barba finished in the top 16 on the singing reality competition before being eliminated. Jordin Sparks ultimately won the season.

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Following the show, Barba has had her fair share of controversy on “American Idol.” While appearing on the show, racy images emerged of her topless on the beach. Additional photos of Barba posing in a wet T-shirt near the World War II Memorial in Washington also surfaced.

Press play below to see Antonella Barba’s American Idol audition video.

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