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Antonella Barba Accused of Dealing 2 Lbs of Fentanyl Drugs

Updated On 14 Feb, 2019 Published On

Antonella Barba, the singer who was one of the contestants on American Idol season 6, was accused of dealing nearly two pounds of fentanyl drugs, according to the Virginian-Pilot reports.

In a recent indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia, Federal authorities claimed that the songstress, 32, was working from late 2017 to 2018 as a courier for a drug ring, trafficking in heroin and cocaine.

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Antonella was arrested back in October 2018 on a felony charge of distributing heroin. Two weeks later, she was released from jail on $50,000 bail.

Her attorney said at the time that she didn't know the drug was in her rented vehicle and where it came from.

According to The Virginian-Pilot, the singer was again taken into custody on Monday, February 11 and charged with and one count of conspiracy and one count of possession and distribution with intent to distribute fentanyl drugs.

However, the state drug-dealing charges made against her were dropped.

The indictment alleges that another alleged drug ring member, Justin Michael Isaac, directed the singer to drop off the fentanyl drugs in Norfolk, Virginia. Justin has also been charged.

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