Ex-'American Idol' contestant tried delivering 2 lbs. fentanyl

Antonella Barba

The indictment cited by the Virginian-Pilot indicates that on one occasion Isaac delivered over 2 pounds of heroin and almost 10 pounds of cocaine to an unidentified co-conspirator to distribute.

Barba was arrested in October 2018 in Norfolk, Va., for "unlawfully, knowingly, and intentionally" possessing 100 grams of heroin with the intent to sell it.

After being arrested in October of past year in connection with a drug distribution ring, former American Idol contestant Antonella Barba will be facing federal drug charges. She pleaded not guilty to that charge.

The indictment cited by the Virginian-Pilot alleges that Barba was affiliated with a multi-member drug conspiracy active in the city of Hampton Roads. The newspaper says she returned to custody on Monday pending a hearing on February 14 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

The indictment, which is heavily redacted, names two men as her alleged co-conspirators.


The indictment alleges Barba was delivering about 830 grams of fentanyl when she was arrested the morning of October 11, 2018.

Barba, who competed on season 6 of American Idol in 2007, was working from at least late 2017 through the fall of 2018 as a courier for a drug ring that also trafficked heroin and cocaine, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

Her other TV and film credits include "Fear Factor" and the 2017 movie "All About the Money".

She was previously charged with shoplifting in NY and has a felony marijuana case pending in Kansas. Apparently she only has a public defender, so things are not looking good...

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