On This Date In 1990

He had denied using drugs over and over again- to the press, to his constituents, even to a federal grand jury.  But last week, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was caught in an FBI sting operation that seemed to leave him no way out.  Lured to a downtown hotel room by a longtime woman friend, Barry was videotaped buying and smoking crack cocaine.

Newsweek January 29, 1990

On This Date In 1990

He had denied using drugs over and over again- to the press, to his constituents, even to a federal grand jury.  But last week, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was caught in an FBI sting operation that seemed to leave him no way out.  Lured to a downtown hotel room by a longtime woman friend, Barry was videotaped buying and smoking crack cocaine.

Newsweek January 29, 1990