‘American Idol’ alum faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug possession

Former “American Idol” contestant Antonella Barba faces a minimum of 10 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to drug possession with intent to distribute in federal court in Virginia.

According to the Asbury Park Press, Barba was arrested last October after police began investigating a man they believed to be the source of drugs in the area. She was found at an apartment connected to the dealer with nearly two pounds of fentanyl in her possession and charged with possession and intent.

She faces a minimum of 10 years in prison up to a life sentence and $10 million in fines.

The Virginian-Pilot reported following her arrest that Barba was carrying enough fentanyl to kill 415,000 people, based on Drug Enforcement Administration statistics.

Barba appeared on the sixth season of “Idol” in 2007 during the show’s Fox run. She reached the top 16 before being eliminated. She also appeared on an episode of “Fear Factor.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14: Antonella Barba sings the National Anthem before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on April 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14: Antonella Barba sings the National Anthem before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on April 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Antonella Barba attends "American Idol" Season 11 Grand Finale Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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NEW YORK - MAY 19: Singer Antonella Barba poses on the red carpet at the Cherry Lane Music Publishing's 50th Anniversary celebration at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn on May 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
HOBOKEN, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: American Idol's Antonella Barba attends the opening of the 4th location of the Village Pourhouse on November 11, 2010 in Hoboken, New Jersey. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)
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