Ed Buck, a major donor to the Democratic party and a political activist, will face trial next year for drug possession. He also faces battery charges, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.
Authorities began investigating Buck after a man reported that he had overdosed on methamphetamine at Buck’s home. According to the victim, Buck gave him a large dose of the drug. He then tried to prevent the man from seeking medical help.
Investigators searched Buck’s home and found it littered with drug paraphernalia and photographs of men in compromising positions. Two other men died of drug overdoses while at Buck’s home. The first death occurred in 2017. The second death occurred earlier this year.
Prosecutors charged Buck in relation to the September case. They have not brought additional charges in the deaths of the two men. In February, the mother of one of the dead men filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Buck.
Buck remains jailed in a federal facility in lieu of a $4M bond. Buck’s criminal trial is currently scheduled for August 2020. If convicted, he faces 5-8 years in state prison.
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