Former American Idol Norfolk drug charges dismissed

Posted at 10:31 AM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-02-11 13:08:05-05

Antonella Barba. (NSO)

NORFOLK, Va. – Former “American Idol” contestant Antonella Maria Barba was in Norfolk General District Court on February 11, 2019 for a preliminary hearing.

Barba was originally arrested in Norfolk on October 11, 2018 for drug distribution charges.

Her charge of Manufacture Controlled Substance was nolle prossed in court on Monday.

According to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, she was charged with heroin distribution of 100 grams or more.

Barba placed in the top 16 on the sixth season of “American Idol” in 2007.