Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Curtis 'C.J' Harris Arrested in Drug Bust

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Harris finished sixth in the 2014 season that Caleb Johnson won

American Idol season 13 finalist Curtis Harris was arrested on Thursday during a drug bust in Alabama, according to reports from a local news station.

Harris was scooped up during a drug sting by the Narcotics and Swat Divisions of the Walker County Sheriff Office after allegedly selling Oxycodone and marijuana to a confidential informant. He was arrested along with 11 other suspects, and charged with three counts of felony distribution of a controlled substance. His bail is set at $90,000.

For every Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson that became an Idol success story, there is a tragic story. The Alabama native’s bluesy sound made him a crowd favorite—he finished sixth in the 2014 season that Caleb Johnson won.

American Idol celebrated its 15th and final season earlier this year with Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. at the judges table.

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