Jackson Doc Bought Anesthetic in Vegas: Official

Feds find evidence Murray bought propofol at Vegas pharmacy

By Caitlin Millat
|  Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009  |  Updated 4:54 PM EDT
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Federal officials and police officers Tuesday morning raided a Las Vegas pharmacy where Jackson doc Conrad Murray reportedly bought the drug propofol.

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Michael Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray legally purchased the anesthetic propofol from a Las Vegas pharmacy, officials said Tuesday after they raided the store looking for information about Jackson's death.

Federal agents and police officers searched Las Vegas' Applied Pharmacy Services Tuesday morning, searching for information related to substances that were potentially prescribed to Jackson by Murray, a Texas-based clinician.

The agents served the pharmacy with a search warrant, part of their investigation into the medicine that could've contributed to Jackson's death, Drug Enforcement Adminstration spokesman Jose Martinez told the Associated Press.

Agents found evidence Murray procured an unknown amount of propofol, known also by its brand name Diprivan, at the pharmacy. Jackson's death is being investigated as a manslaughter, but no charges have yet been filed in the death.

Murray's lawyer Edward Chernoff said this week that his client did not prescribe anything that should've killed the pop star, but had no immediate comment about the agents' findings in Las Vegas.

Agents and police also raided Murray's Las Vegas home and medical practice last month, seizing records related to Murray's relationship with Jackson. Jackson was allegedly found dead near an empty IV bag in Murray's room.  

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Monday that Jackson's autopsy was complete, but that the results would be withheld indefinitely until police had finished investigating the death.

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