Rob Ford’s earlier drug scandal

Ford previously offered to help supporter find street drugs

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is currently embroiled in a scandal involving drugs. It is not his first.

In a June 2010 audio tape published on, Ford, who was also found in possession of marijuana in Florida in 1999, says he will help a supporter procure OxyContin.

The prescription drug – often referred to as “hillbilly heroin” – is frequently sold on the streets.

Ford, who last week was accused of smoking crack cocaine, has said the current allegations against him are “ridiculous.”

Read Xtra‘s original story and hear the phone conversation between Ford and supporter Dieter Doneit-Henderson.

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