TORONTO (AP) — A friend and occasional driver for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been arrested on drug charges.
Toronto police say Alexander Lisi, 35, has been charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana.
Ford grabbed international attention earlier this year over allegations that he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. The AP has not seen the video and it has not been released publicly. Ford has said the video does not exist.
Ford said Tuesday he's shocked by the charges against LIsi and that he's never seen him take drugs. He added that Lisi is a friend and he doesn't abandon his friends.