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'Buckwild' cast member arrested

By Staff, wire reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A cast member of the MTV reality show "Buckwild" is facing a drug charge in West Virginia.

Salwa Amin, 24, is being held at the Central Regional Jail in Flatwoods on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver.

Amin was arrested with two other people after members of the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home near Summersville, according to a criminal complaint on file in Nicholas County Magistrate Court.

According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant told officers that a vehicle with Michigan license plates would be arriving at the house on Sunday. Officers staked out the house and saw a large number of people coming and going, then got a search warrant.

Amin was found in a shed at the house, along with Jason D. Jones, 31, of Summersville, and Shawn L. Booker, 43, of Detroit, the criminal complaint said.

Based on information provided by the suspects, authorities believe Amin and Booker brought drugs from Michigan and met with Jones to deliver them. Oxycodone and heroin were found in the shed, the criminal complaint said, and Booker had a large amount of cash.

All three were charged with conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. All were held at the Central Regional Jail on Monday with bail set at $200,000 each.

Amin was arrested for disorderly conduct in July, according to previous reports. She was allegedly yelling at a man at 4 a.m. Those charges were later dismissed.

Spokesmen for MTV didn't immediately return telephone messages Monday.

"Buckwild" was filmed largely around Sissonville and Charleston. News of Amin's arrest came days after MTV announced the series would be picked up for a second season.


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