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Breaking: The prominent Democratic donor and LGBTQ political activist Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who overdosed last week, officials said.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-17/ed-buck-arrested-charged-with-drug-house 

Buck was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-17/ed-buck-arrested-charged-with-drug-house 

He is due in court Wednesday.

The charges come after two mysterious deaths in his Laurel Avenue apartment in West Hollywood.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ed-buck-west-hollywood-death-20190107-story.html 

The deaths have sparked protests from activists who complain authorities are not doing enough.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-democratic-donor-overdose-20170814-story.html 

Who is Ed Buck?

Earlier this year, @haileybranson, @LAcrimes and @MattHjourno took a deep dive:  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ed-buck-west-hollywood-20190110-story.html 

Prosecutors are asking that his bail be set at $4 million. If convicted, Buck faces up to five years and eight months in state prison.

From @AleneTchek:  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-17/ed-buck-arrested-charged-with-drug-house 

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