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SUTTON -

Salwa Amin smiled as she came into a meeting area in Central Regional Jail. 

The 24-year-old said that in the three weeks since having her bond revoked, she has begun drug rehab. 

"I was a drug addict, and now I am a recovering drug addict," said Amin exclusively to 13News.

Amin said her drug of choice was opiates, and she was using before, during and after the first season of MTV's reality show "Buckwild".

"To people who know me, and even some who don't, you can tell I am under the influence," said Amin. 

Amin was charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to deliver. She, along with two men, were found inside a Summersville outbuilding with heroin and oxycodone and $3,000. Her bond was initially set at $200,000 before her attorney, Michael Callaghan had it reduced to $100,000. Amin's bond was revoked after she failed her first and only drug test.

She will remain behind bars until her next court appearance. The Nicholas County grand jury meets in May. 

The cancellation of Buckwild wasn't something MTV told Amin about ahead of time. She learned about it from news reports and her parents. She supports the decision to cancel the show following cast member Shain Gandee's death and criticized other cast members for wanting to keep producing the show without him.

"I think it is disrespectful to his family," said Amin. 

Once released, Amin plans to continue her education and pursue a modeling career. 

"I have a lot of plans aside from Buckwild."