Marion Barry is a career criminal.
He has always claimed that he was setup by the police. Sure, its possible to 'plant' drugs on a person, but the guy did go and smoke the stuff like a pro. Lets face it, you don't smoke crack like you do a cigarette, this was obviously not his first time. I have yet to see an explanation in how he was tricked into smoking crack.This was also not his last drug incident either:
"In 2002 Barry began a campaign for an at-large city council seat. But the bid was aborted after the U.S. Park Police alleged they had found small amounts of cocaine and marijuana in Barry's car. Barry has insisted the police planted the drugs." - Wikipedia
Barry is now a Ward 8 City Councilman. He was elected to the position in 2004 getting 96% of the vote. Thankfully, I live nowhere near Ward 8. Soon I will be living outside the DC City Limits. It's time to move.
Barry Investigated for Failure to Pay Taxes - WTOP
Marion Barry - Wikipedia