Plea hearing set for former American Idol contestant facing federal drug charges

Norfolk
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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A former American Idol contestant is expected to plead guilty to drug charges in Norfolk Federal Court later this month.

Police arrested Antonella Barba last October for allegedly distributing heroin.

Prosecutors in Norfolk withdrew those charges in February. She was then indicted on the federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Barba entered a guilty plea to the drug charges Tuesday morning for her plea hearing at the Norfolk Federal Court.

Court records show her sentencing scheduled for November 21 of this year.

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