TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted to the City Council that he has bought illegal drugs in the past two years.
The mayor made the confession under direct questioning by councilors who are debating a motion that would ask him to take a leave of absence.
Councilor Denzil Minnan-Wong asked Ford if he had bought illegal drugs in the past two years. After a long pause, Ford replied: "Yes I have."
Ford publicly admitted last week that he smoked crack cocaine last year in a "drunken stupor" but his comments Wednesday marked the first time he admitted to having bought illegal drugs.