Idol Contestant DeMato in Drug Bust
12/07/2005 AT 08:00 AM EST
Police said DeMato, who made the Top 10 on the FOX talent show, failed field sobriety tests after they discovered a dark SUV drive into a restaurant parking lot more than an hour after the restaurant had closed.
They said a search of her vehicle yielded two marijuana pipes and a small quantity of marijuana. Police also said a plastic bag in her purse contained white powder that tested positive for cocaine.
DeMato, in tears, told the News-Times of Danbury in a phone interview from her home that the incident was simply a misunderstanding.
"I am not a drug user," she said. "It's going to be taken care of in court, and that's that."