Ed Buck pleads not guilty to federal drug charges related to 2 overdose deaths 10/11/2019 5:12 am PDT Comments KTLA By Associated Press & Kareen Wynter, KTLA WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- California political donor Ed Buck has pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges in the overdose deaths of two men in his apartment. Buck entered the plea Thursday before a magistrate judge in Los Angeles as relatives of the men watched. An indictment charges Buck with distributing methamphetamine resulting in the deaths of Timothy Dean in January and Gemmel Moore in 2017. Federal prosecutors say Buck preyed on vulnerable gay men and pressured them to let him inject them with drugs as part of a sexual ritual. Buck is also charged with providing meth to three more men, including one who overdosed. Buck has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic causes. FULL STORY: Ed Buck pleads not guilty to federal drug charges related to 2 overdose deaths - KTLA #California #Drugs #KTLA #WestHollywood Related Stories Ed Buck arrested after 3rd man's overdose 911 call from man drugged at Ed Buck's home key to case: sheriff Man who escaped Ed Buck’s apartment says he’s homeless Ed Buck pleads not guilty to drug charges related to overdose deaths Federal grand jury indicts Ed Buck in overdose deaths at his home Ed Buck faces federal charges in connection to Gemmel Moore's death TCDPOD: 1 apartment, 2 overdose deaths, no charges: Who's responsible? Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.