Barry’s son arrested on drug charge in Virginia

August 28, 2013

The son of D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D Ward-8) was arrested earlier this month in Hampton, Va., and charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, according to police and court records.

Marion Christopher Barry, 33, is scheduled to appear in Hampton General District Court on Nov. 13. He was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 16 during a traffic stop of a gray Chrysler PT Cruiser that police said was being driven erratically. Sgt. Jason Price, a police spokesman, said officers found suspected marijuana on Barry and suspected marijuana and synthetic marijuana in the car.

Barry was released on personal recognizance. He could not be reached for comment. His attorney did not respond to requests for an interview. His father declined comment through his chief of staff. In 2011, a D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced the younger Barry to 18 months probation for possession of PCP and marijuana. The judge said then that Barry used drugs to deal with the death of his mother.

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