Crack Cocaine

Police Recover Drug Video That Includes Toronto Mayor

Allegedly shows him smoking crack


The police chief of Toronto said Thursday that his office is in possession of a controversial video allegedly showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack.

Police chief Bill Blair, speaking to reporters at police headquarters, confirmed that Ford is shown in the video, but refrained from commenting on the drug-use allegation except to say that it includes "images consistent with those reported in press," CTV reports.

The crack video allegations surfaced in May when reporters from the Toronto Star and the Gawker, a U.S. website, reported that they were shown the video allegedly by people associated with drug dealers who were seeking money.