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Rob Ford, Marrion Barry, and drug possession in Maryland

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Rob Ford, the now infamous Toronto mayor, is currently facing political turmoil. But most of his woes stem not from public policy decisions, but from his allegedly criminal behavior on both sides of the border. While currently Mr. Ford only has one serious charge officially on his rap sheet (a 1999 charge for driving under the influence in Miami, Florida, to which Ford pleaded “no contest”), he is currently being haunted by an array of allegations—many of them substantiated by video evidence, and some of which may become official criminal charges in the future. Mr. Ford escaped a marijuana charge as part of his “no contest” plea in the Miami DUI case. Since then, Mr. Ford has been the subject of numerous drunk and disorderly conduct allegations, as well as claims that Mr. Ford was a cocaine user. Most recently, a video has surfaced of Mr. Ford taking hits from…

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