Former American Idol contestant indicted on federal charges in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A former American Idol contestant arrested in Norfolk last year is now facing federal charges.

Norfolk Police arrested Antonella Barba in October for allegedly distributing more than 100 grams of heroin. 

Prosecutors in Norfolk withdrew those charges Monday. On the same day, she was indicted on federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

Barba was a contestant on Season 6 of American Idol. She also appeared on Fear Factor.

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