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