High-Speed Chase Turned Deadly ????
#BREAKING: Democratic donor Ed Buck has been arrested and charged by @LADAOffice. Buck is accused of running a drug den out of his #WeHo home. @JeffMichaelNews has details on #KCAL9. #CBSLA pic.twitter.com/UxrYqptXO7
— CBSLA Assignment Desk (@KCBSKCALDesk) September 18, 2019
Authorities finally arrested Democratic megadonor and Hillary Clinton acquaintance Ed Buck late last night after a third man overdosed on methamphetamine at his apartment.
Buck thwarted the man’s attempts to get help. He eventually escaped the apartment – near death – and called 911.
Two black men Buck reportedly propositioned for sex previously succumbed in overdose deaths. The mother of one said Buck loved to inject black male escorts with dangerously high doses of meth, describing it as a fetish.
The L.A. district attorney contends Buck operated a drug house for years.
The Los Angeles Times reports sheriff’s deputies found more incriminating evidence at Buck’s bungalow. (Los Angeles Times)
Prominent Democratic donor and LGBTQ political activist Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house, with prosecutors calling him a violent sexual predator who preys on men struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Buck was charged with one count each of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Buck is accused of injecting a 37-year-old man, who overdosed but survived, with methamphetamine on Sept. 11.
That latest incident comes after two men were found dead in his Laurel Avenue apartment in West Hollywood. In both cases, African American men — Gemmel Moore, 26, and Timothy Dean, 55 — had overdosed on methamphetamine inside. After the first death in 2017, authorities said there was insufficient evidence to file charges.
“With this new evidence, I authorized the filing of criminal charges against Ed Buck,” Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said in a statement, adding that she is deeply concerned for those whose life circumstances make them vulnerable to predators.