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Salwa Amin, 'Buckwild' star, arrested on felony drug charges

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM   |   Comments

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Is this what Sen. Joe Manchin was talking about when he chastised MTV's "Buckwild" producers for "making money off the poor decisions" of West Virginia youth?

Police arrested Salwa Amin, one of the show's stars, in a drug raid on a house in in Nicholas County, W. Va., on Sunday. According to E! News, officers found the 24-year-old Amin, along with two other men, hiding out in a shed with a "large quantity of Oxycodone" in her purse. Police also discovered three separate packages of heroin in the shed, according to TMZ.

Amin and the two men were arrested on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver. They remain in jail on $200,000 bond.

CBS News reported that an MTV rep said the network had no comment.

"Buckwild," a countrified "Jersey Shore" replacement, is described by MTV as "an authentic comedic series following an outrageous group of childhood friends from the rural foothills of West Virginia who love to dodge grown-up responsibilities and always live life with the carefree motto, 'whatever happens, happens.'"

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