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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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. Buck is charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, officials said in a news release.

Buck is known as an animal-rights and LGBTQ activist who has donated to Democratic politicians, is a friend of the Clintons 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. A LA County DA Office news release called Buck's apartment a "drug den."

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A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's investigation uncovered hundreds of photographs taken in Buck's apartment of men in compromising positions, court records say.

"The full scope of his consistent malicious behavior is unknown," prosecutors said in a bail motion. "It is only a matter of time before another one of these vulnerable young men dies of an overdose."

Prosecutors are recommending Buck's bail be set at $4 million. He is due in court Wednesday.

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Glad they finally ignored the political pressure from City Hall and busted this creep, it's about time.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-18 12:04 PM | Reply

More evidence that private money needs to be removed from politics. People such as Ed Buck and John Childs are far too often able to buy their way out of their wrongdoings.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-09-18 01:11 PM | Reply

How many people had to die for him to finally get in trouble... smh

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-09-18 01:30 PM | Reply

He would be in the clear if he shot them and claimed self defense.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-09-19 05:00 AM | Reply

LA Times just reported that he is also now being charged with murder in the death of Gemmel Moore in 2017.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-19 06:23 PM | Reply

Big dem donors dropping like flies - First Weinstein, then Epstein and now Buck.

#6 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-09-20 05:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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