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UPDATE: "Buckwild" Cast Member Lands Back in Jail

UPDATE 3/27/13
FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) -- A "BUCKWILD" cast member is back behind bars.

Twenty-four-year-old Salwa Amin was sent back to Central Regional Jail on Wednesday after violating the terms of her previous release.

Amin was charged last month with two counts of drug possession with intent to deliver and initially jailed on $200,000 bond. Defense attorney Michael Callaghan got that reduced to $100,000.

He didn't immediately return messages Wednesday, but a jail official says a warrant shows Amin violated the release conditions by failing to appear in court.

A judge ordered her back to jail, where she's being held without bond.

State Police say a multi-agency task force arrested Amin and two other people at a Summersville residence after receiving a tip from an informant. A search found oxycodone pills, heroin and $3,000 in cash.



UPDATE 2/13/13 @ 11:55 a.m.
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A reality TV star, in jail on a felony drug charge, was back in court Wednesday.

Salwa Amin, 22, waived her preliminary hearing in a Nicholas County, W.Va. courtroom. Her case will now be sent to the grand jury.

Amin is a cast member on the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD", which is set in Sissonville, W.Va.

According to police, she and two other men were found hiding in a shed on Monday morning in Summersville.

Police say Amin had oxycodone pills in her purse and that they found heroin inside the shed.

Amin is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

TMZ reports that one of the men arrested told police that Amin and the other man brought drugs to the home to sell them.

Amin is being held in the Central Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond.

MTV is not commenting on the case.

The show was recently picked up for a second season.

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UPDATE 2/11/13 @ 1:20 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A cast member of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD" is facing a drug charge in West Virginia.

Twenty-four-year-old Salwa Amin was arraigned Monday in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She is being held at the Central Regional Jail on $200,000 bond.

State police say a multi-agency task force arrested Amin and two others late Sunday night at a residence in Summersville after receiving a tip from an informant. Officers found oxycodone pills and heroin at the residence.

Amin denied our request to speak with her from jail.

MTV spokeswoman Candice Ashton says the network doesn't have any comment at this time on Amin's arrest.

"BUCKWILD" was filmed largely around Sissonville and Charleston.



ORIGINAL STORY
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A cast member of the MTV reality show "Buckwild" has been arrested on a drug charge.

According to an official at the Central Regional Jail, Salwa Amin, 24, was arrested in Nicholas County over the weekend on a felony charge of drug possession with intent to deliver.

Amin's arrest came less than a week after MTV announced that "Buckwild" had been renewed for a second season. MTV spokeswoman Candice Ashton told the Associated Press that the network doesn't have any comment at this time on Amin's arrest.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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