'Buckwild' star arrested in drug raid
Forget boots. It's more like Ms. Bengali in cuffs. Salwa Amin, the 24-year-old star of MTV's reality series "Buckwild" was arrested on Sunday in a drug raid outside of Charleston, W.Va.
Summersville Police Chief J. Nowak tells E! News that Amin was taken into custody with two other men after an informant tipped off the drug task force of a shipment of narcotics that was being delivered to a home via a car bearing Michigan license plates.
Authorities immediately began surveillance of the Nicholas County property and promptly noticed a lot of foot traffic coming in and out of the house.
After obtaining a search warrant, officers moved in where they found Amin and two other individuals, Shawn Booker and Jason Jones, the owner of the residence, hiding in a shed outside. A search subsequently turned up on Salwa a large quantity of Oxycodone in her purse while Booker had a sizeable amount of cash. Additionally, three bags of heroin were found in the shed.
Nowak said that Jones told police that Amin and Booker had transported the drugs to his home to distribute to other parties.
All three were arrested and arraigned on a charge of with possession on intent to deliver. They remain in the county jail with bail set at $200,000.
A rep for MTV had no comment.
"Buckwild" is the network's attempt to replicate the success it had with "Jersey Shore," only switch out the "Gym Tan Laundry," fist-pumping Italian set with rambunctious small town youth in rural West Virginia. According to her biography, Amin is the show's self-proclaimed "Bengali in Boots," a recent college grad who lives with her parents and "is always down for a good time."
"Buckwild" premiered on Jan. 3 and MTV recently announced that it's picked up the series for a second season.
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