Two men–including a friend of the mayor–face 9 drug-related charges

Two men were arrested Oct. 1 in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation.

The two men, including an acquaintance of the mayor, are facing a combined nine drug-related charges.

Alexander Lisi, 35, of Toronto is charged with four drug-related offences, including trafficking of marijuana, police say.

According to published reports, Lisi is a friend and occasional driver of Mayor Rob Ford.

Jamshid Bahrami, 47, of Toronto faces five drug-related charges.

Both men were set to appear in court at Old City Hall on Oct. 2.