Prominent California Democratic Party donor, Edward Buck was arrested on Tuesday September 17, for running a drug house after a man overdosed in his West Hollywood home.
The well-known activist in California politics who donated to former President Barack Obama and former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was also charged with charged with battery causing serious injury after years of accusations that he preys on homosexual black men.
65-year-old Buck allegedly injected a 37-year-old man with methamphetamine according to court documents in the latest charge. Though the man survived the overdose but it was learnt that two gay black men have died in similar circumstances in Mr Buck’s apartment. Gemmel Moore, 26, died of a methamphetamine overdose in the building in July 2017 and Timothy Dean, 55, died in the same way in January 2019.
His prosecution was stalled in 2017 as prosecutors who now want this bail to be set at $4m cited a lack of evidence.
They believe Mr Buck has a fetish involving ”supplying and personally administering dangerously large doses of narcotics to his victims.”
“Buck is clearly a predator with no regard for human life,” prosecutors said, according to NBC News.
“His behaviour is malicious and beyond reckless.
“His fetish led to the grooming and eventual death of Gemmel Moore. Undeterred, defendant Buck then engaged in the exact same behaviour with Timothy Dean, leading to his untimely death. Shockingly, defendant Buck continued his path of destruction, nearly causing another fatal incident.
“His deadly behaviour has not stopped.”
Buck reportedly has no case to answer in relation to Moore and Dean’s deaths, but he is currently facing charges of administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. If convicted, the US businessman might be handed a possible maximum sentence of five years and eight months in state prison.