Marion Barry's Son Facing Drug Charges

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The Washington Post is reporting that a judge issued an arrest warrant for Marion Christopher Barry, the son of Washington, D.C., Councilmember Marion Barry, after he failed to show up at a hearing on PCP-possession charges.

But the warrant was rescinded almost as quickly as it was issued when the judge learned that the 31-year-old Barry was taking a drug test at the D.C. Superior Court building, according to the Post. Barry appeared in court, and a new hearing was set for July 27.

The arrest stems from a May 28 incident at his home. Neighbors reported sounds of yelling inside his apartment. When police arrived, he reportedly refused to open the door and fled through a window. Upon entering his apartment, the Post reports, police recovered what was later determined to be PCP and marijuana inside sandwich bags. He was charged with one count of unlawful possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, the paper said.

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His father, who served four terms as mayor of Washington, D.C., was videotaped in 1990 smoking crack cocaine in a hotel room during an FBI sting operation. The elder Barry served six months in prison.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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