Rob Fords occasional driver facing drug charges

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s occasional driver is facing four drug-related charges.Toronto Police say 35 year old Alexander Lisi is one of two men arrested after a search warrant was executed in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation.Lisi was taken into custody in the Eglinton Avenue West and Wincott Drive area Tuesday evening.Lisi is charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of proceeds of crime, possession of marijuana and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. He is set to appear in court at Toronto’s Old City Hall today.After the arrest, police executed search warrants at a dry cleaner at Richview Plaza, at Eglinton and Wincott, and an Etobicoke home.Media reports describe Lisi as a friend and occasional driver for Rob Ford.The Toronto Star reported earlier this year that Lisi was looking for a video that allegedly showed Ford using crack cocaine. Ford has said he does not use crack cocaine and the alleged video does not exist.Another man, 47 year old Jamshid Bahrami, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, three counts of trafficking marijuana and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.Mayor Rob Ford is in Austin, Texas today as part of a business mission to push a music alliance between the two cities. No one from the mayors office has commented on todays arrests. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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