Marion Barry's Son Faces Drug-Dealing Charge

The son of former District  mayor and current Councilmember Marion Barry is facing a drug-dealing charge after police say they found PCP and marijuana in his apartment.

Court records show Marion Christopher Barry, 31, was arrested in May after police responded to a report of a fight. Officers found a vial of PCP containing what the documents describe as more than would be used by one person. Police also found five sandwich bags nearly full of marijuana.

The documents show Barry jumped out of a window to avoid police but later returned to the apartment, was treated for a foot injury and was arrested. A police source said he initially gave police a fake name, NBC Washington's Tom Sherwood reported.

He faces a single charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

The elder Marion Barry declined to comment, as did his son's attorney, Fred Cooke.

Marion Christopher Barry appeared in court on May 30 and was released under certain conditions. He is due back in court on July 27 for a status hearing.

Christopher Marion Barry is the only son of Marion Barry and his late wife, Effi, who died in 2007. He has worked as a house painter but mostly has stayed out of the public eye.

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