It took three drug overdoses and 2 deaths for police to finally arrest wealthy Democratic donor Ed Buck.
The prominent businessman and homosexual activist was arrested late Tuesday and charged with three counts of felony battery, distributing methamphetamines and maintaining a drug den — after a 37-year-old man suffered a drug overdose last week, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Authorities say the unidentified man was injected with methamphetamines and overdosed. The man survived and will likely testify against Buck if there is a trial.
Buck is being held on $4 million bail.
A witness who filmed the prominent donor's arrest said 8 cops entered his West Hollywood apartment building with a battering ram.
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Armed with a search warrant, cops found hundreds of photographs of Black men in various compromising positions inside Buck's apartment, which was littered with clothing, trash and drug paraphernalia.
Buck reportedly has a sexual fetish for injecting Black men with drugs and watching them die.
Buck, 65, is not charged in the deaths of 2 Black males whose bodies were found in his apartment in previous years.
Gemmel Moore, 26, was the first to die. Moore, a homosexual escort, was lured to Buck's apartment and injected with drugs on July 27, 2017.
Despite the public uproar and protests by Moore's family, no arrest was made.
The 2nd victim, Timothy Dean, a 55-year-old male escort, was found naked and unresponsive in Buck's apartment after suffering a drug overdose on January 7, 2019.
Dean's death prompted an investigation by homicide detectives. But critics say the case was quietly dropped due to Buck's protected LGBT status and his close ties to prominent Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton.
The list of Democrats who received campaign contributions from Buck include California's Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman, and Rep. Ted Lieu, who received more than $18,000 from Buck.
Local activists hope the third case of a drug overdose in Buck's apartment will cause detectives to take a fresh look into the 2 earlier deaths.
When news of Buck's arrest broke late Tuesday, local politicians scrambled to do damage control.
"I remain deeply concerned for the safety of people whose life circumstances may make them more vulnerable to criminal predators," Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement. "With this new evidence, I authorized the filing of criminal charges against Ed Buck."
Buck's first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.