Ed Buck, a prominent Democratic donor and political activist, was arrested Tuesday and charged with…
Ed Buck, a prominent Democratic donor and political activist, was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who suffered an overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Buck is charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, officials said in a news release.
Prosecutors said Buck injected the victim with methamphetamine at his apartment in the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue in West Hollywood on Sept. 11. The victim suffered an overdose, but survived.
Buck is known as an animal-rights and LGBTQ activist who has donated to Democratic politicians and once ran for West Hollywood City Council. But past incidents strikingly similar to Wednesday’s overdose have put Buck at the center of investigations.
This most recent incident marks the third known time a man suffered a methamphetamine overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. The previous two victims did not survive.
The first man, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, died on July 27, 2017. Prosecutors cited insufficient evidence in declining to press charges against Buck in connection with Moore’s death, which was ruled an accidental methamphetamine overdose. READ MORE…