Clinton-Linked Democrat Donor Ed Buck Arrested for Running a Drug Den
Major Democratic megadonor arrested after two men found dead, third suffers overdose
Clinton-linked major Democratic donor Ed Buck was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with running a drug den from his West Hollywood home.
Wealthy Democrat megadonor Buck was taken into custody after a third man reportedly suffered an overdose inside his West Hollywood home last week and survived.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, in the last two years, two other men have been found dead in his home after suffering from a drug overdose, during separate incidents.
Buck has faced mounting public scrutiny after the two victims, both black men, died from overdoses inside his home, 18 months apart.
Buck was not charged in either of those cases.
According to a report by The Los Angeles Times, Buck is accused of injecting the alleged third victim with methamphetamine on Sept. 11 and has been charged with three counts of battery.
Prosecutors wrote in court papers obtained by the Times that Buck used his position of power to manipulate his victims into participating in his sexual fetishes.
“These fetishes include supplying and personally administering dangerously large doses of narcotics to his victims,” the prosecutors wrote, according to the Times.
Seymour Amster, Buck’s attorney, told Fox News that he would not comment on the arrest and said he is dealing with the issue.
Amster has in the past defended his client and insisted that he did nothing wrong.
In July 2017, a young black man, Gemmel Moore, was found dead of a drug overdose in Buck’s apartment. Buck, who is white, was not charged.
An autopsy report said Moore, 26, died of a methamphetamine overdose.
He was found naked on a mattress in the living room, which was littered with drug paraphernalia.
A second man has been found dead in the home of major #HillaryClinton and Democratic Party donor #EdBuck, less than 18 months after the body of a male prostitute was discovered in the same California apartment.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 8, 2019
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Eighteen months later, 55-year-old Timothy Dean also suffered a methamphetamine overdose.
Prosecutors didn’t file criminal charges, citing insufficient evidence.
Activists, however, have called for his arrest.
In the most recent incident, Buck allegedly brought the man to his home earlier this month and injected him with methamphetamine.
About a week later, the man returned to Buck's home and was injected again and suffered an overdose, according to court documents obtained by KTLA.
Buck is accused of thwarting the man's attempt to get help.
The man fled the apartment and reportedly called for help from a nearby gas station. He survived but was treated at a hospital.
Prosecutors are reportedly seeking bail of $4 million.
KABC-TV of Los Angeles reported that he faces up to five years and eight months in state prison if convicted.
He is due in court Wednesday.