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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Probation for Marion Barry’s son in drug case


Former D.C. mayor and current Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry hugs his son, Marion Christopher Barry, in this 1998 photo. (Brian K. Diggs - AP)
The son of D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) was sentenced to 18 months of probation Tuesday morning, two months after pleading guilty to felony drug charges.

Marion Christopher Barry, 31, pleaded guilty in July to possession of PCP and marijuana in D.C. Superior Court.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors said they would not file additional charges and would not seek a prison sentence longer than six months.

Charging guidelines for Barry’s offenses were six months to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Barry was arrested May 28 after police found five sandwich bags containing marijuana, as well as a vial three-quarters full of a liquid later determined to be PCP, in his apartment in the 4300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW, according to charging documents.

Police were at Barry’s apartment because neighbors had called to report yelling and fighting inside. When officers arrived, according to the charging documents, Barry jumped out of the apartment window and fled. He later returned to the apartment, where he was arrested.

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