Former 'American Idol' contestant facing federal drug charges

Antonella Barba

Things are only getting worse for Antonella Barba. 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.

The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Norfolk on February 7, also accuses the former "American Idol" star from Point Pleasant, New Jersey of possessing 400 grams of a substance that contained a detectable amount of fentanyl, according to USA Today.

Barba was initially arrested in Norfolk last October for allegedly selling or intending to sell 100 grams or more of heroin.

The indictment describes what appears to be a drug ring involving Barba, Justin Michael Isaac, Rawl Christopher Stennett and several other unnamed defendants in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Several alleged co-conspirators are identified in the indictment, which contains details of acts of possession and distribution of controlled substances.

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

In the indictment, authorities allege illicit narcotics were stored by the drug ring at an apartment in Norfolk. Later that month, Stennett delivered about 7 kilos of cocaine to a conspirator.

Last week, she was indicted in a series of 11 federal charges.

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.

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

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