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Marion Christopher Barry pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to possessing marijuana and PCP, according to the AP. Police found the drugs in his apartment after responding to a report of a fight there in May. Prosecutors say they won't ask for more than six months in jail.

Police say the 31-year-old Barry jumped out his window and ran when officers arrived.

In 1990, during his third term as mayor, Marion Barry was videotaped smoking crack cocaine in a hotel room in an FBI sting operation. He served six months in federal prison. He was elected to a D.C. Council seat in 1992 and won a fourth term as mayor in 1994.

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