LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A federal judge overseeing the criminal case against former political donor Ed Buck Friday denied a request to postpone the trial that has been set to begin July 13.
Buck, 66, was arrested last September after being charged in the United States District Court with providing methamphetamine to a man who died after receiving the drug intravenously.READ MORE: Woman's Stolen Car Contained 10 Years Of Research On Biological Parents Who Gave Her Up At Birth
He was subsequently charged with one charge alleging that Buck knowingly enticed 26-year-old Gemmel Moore to travel to the Los Angeles area to engage in prostitution and that he further allegedly provided methamphetamine to Moore, who overdosed on the drug and died on July 27, 2017.READ MORE: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday Due To Heat Wave, Extended To Friday
He is also charged with a second count of enticing another man to travel with the intent of engaging in prostitution; a count of knowingly and intentionally distributing methamphetamine; and a single count of using his residence for the purpose of distributing narcotics such as methamphetamine and the sedatives gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and clonazepam.MORE NEWS: Lafayette Shon Whaley Ordered To Stand Trial In Shooting Of Lady Gaga's Dog Walker
Buck is also facing nine felony charges in Los Angeles federal court, along with state charges of running a drug den, though the federal case will proceed first. He has remained in custody since his arrest.