The U.S. Attorney's Office reported that Edward Buck, a Los Angeles businessman and figure in the West Hollywood area, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison for providing fatal doses of methamphetamine to two men who died in his apartment after he injected them with the drug.
Buck was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder. A restitution hearing is calendared for next month.
At his nine-day jury trial, a federal jury found Buck guilty of two counts of drug trafficking resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a drug-involved premise, and two counts of enticement to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution.
According to prosecutors, Buck exploited the wealth and power balance between himself and his victims by offering them money to use drugs. Buck further solicited his victims in various ways, including using social media platforms, dating and escort websites, or via referrals from his prior victims, to whom he offered finder's fees.
Buck has been in custody since his arrest back in 2019.
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