Four of the 60 people arrested in the Project Traveller drug investigation have had the criminal charges against them dropped.
This includes Mohamed Farah, the man who tried to broker a sale of the original Rob Ford smoking crack video to the Toronto Star and the American website Gawker, a deal that never transpired.
He initially faced five charges including possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and proceeds of crime.
The Globe and Mail quotes a spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General as saying "the Crown has a duty to assess a prosecution at every stage of the proceedings, and is duty bound to withdraw charges if there is no reasonable prospect of conviction, or if it is not in the public interest to proceed."
Project Traveller primarily targeted the Dixon City Bloods gang in north Etobicoke. Wiretaps shoedd some of these alleged gang members had ties to Mayor Ford and were boasting about having a lot of photos of Ford using drugs.