Mayor Rob Ford says he is “surprised” that his “good guy” friend and occasional driver was arrested on multiple drug charges Tuesday night.
Alexander Lisi, who has been linked to attempts to retrieve an alleged crack cocaine video, has been charged with four offences by the Toronto police.
“I’m surprised, I’m really surprised,” Ford said at a Esso gas station around the corner from the mayor’s Etobicoke home. “He’s a friend, he’s a good guy, I don’t throw my friends under the bus. He’s straight and narrow, never once seen the guy drink, never seen him once do drugs, so…I’m surprised, I’m actually shocked.”
Lisi, 35, has been charged with traffic of marijuana, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of marijuana and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. (Photo: Matthew Sherwood for National Post)