Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Antonella Barba Accused of Delivering Fentanyl

Antonella Barba arrives to the 10th Anniversary of TAO restaurant in New York on Oct. 16 2010

The Virginia Pilot reports that Barba had been released on bond from her initial arrest but was arrested on Monday after the federal indictment was levied.

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. Federal authorities charged her with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of conspiracy.

The controversial American Idol contestant was arrested back in October on heroin-related charges, but details at the time were sketchy.

Barba is named as one of the members of a drug conspiracy that operated from late 2017 through 2018.

The indictment, which is heavily redacted, names two men as her alleged co-conspirators. On another occasion, Stennett allegedly gave a fellow conspirator around 15 pounds of cocaine.

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Barba was reportedly arrested on Thursday according to the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. The new charges could result in even more hard time, with each count carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison.

It was unclear Wednesday if Barba had entered pleas to the new charges she faces.

File photo showing Antonella Barba attending Entertainment Weekly's Annual Must List Party at Gotham Hall, in New York City, on June 21, 2007.

Barba also made an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for a 2018 segment featuring other former "Idol" contestants titled "Where Are They Now?"

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