Ed Buck Trial: Day One

Read Jasmyne Cannick's summarization of the proceedings in Democratic donor Ed Buck’s federal criminal trial.


Ed Buck is charged in a nine-count first superseding indictment with distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C) (Counts 1 and 2); distribution of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C) (Counts 2 through 6); maintaining a drug premises, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(1) (Count 7); and enticement to travel for purposes of prostitution, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(a) (Counts 8 and 9).


Buck has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is represented by Christopher Darden and Ludlow Creary II.


Trigger Warning: Reading further may be disturbing, even traumatizing, to some people. If you are sensitive to drug use, racial slurs, or sadomasochism–you might want to stop reading.


Click here to read Jasmyne's trial notes for July 14, 2021.