By Fox News. Ed Buck, a Los Angeles political activist and longtime donor to many prominent Democrats, was hit with a federal charge Thursday in the 2017 drug overdose death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore.
Buck, 65, was charged with distributing methamphetamine resulting in Moore’s death.
Buck was charged earlier this week with causing the overdose of another man who escaped from his West Hollywood home this month. A third man, Timothy Dean, died of an overdose there in January. (Read more from “Ed Buck, Dem Megadonor, Hit with Federal Charges” HERE)
Ed Buck Tried to Stop Overdose Victim from Leaving His Apartment: Prosecutors
By The New York Post. Democratic donor Ed Buck tried to stop a man he’d allegedly injected with methamphetamine from leaving his home to call 911 as he overdosed, prosecutors said.
The emergency call on Sept. 11 ultimately led to the arrest of the wealthy LGBT activist — who’s previously dodged criminal charges in the overdose deaths of two other men at his Los Angeles apartment.
The latest victim, identified in court papers as Joe Doe, said Buck “personally and deliberately” administered a large dose of methamphetamine on Sept. 4 at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment, prosecutors said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The man fled Buck’s home, fearing he was overdosing, to seek medical treatment. . .
Buck, who has donated to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, tried to stop the man from leaving. But he managed to escape anyway and called 911 from a gas station. (Read more from “Ed Buck Tried to Stop Overdose Victim from Leaving His Apartment: Prosecutors” HERE)