Documents Show Jackson|Was Riddled With Drugs

     (CN) – Court documents indicate a drug-riddled Michael Jackson died of an overdose of Propofol, and could spell trouble for his doctor, Conrad Murray. The documents say Dr. Murray gave the pop singer Propofol, Lidocaine, Valium, Versed and Ativan on the night he died.

     Officials released an affidavit from Los Angeles Police Officer Orlando Martinez, who interviewed Dr. Murray after Jackson died, and a Houston police officer’s affidavit requesting a search warrant for Murray’s office and a storage unit there. The affidavit in Harris County, Houston, states that “according to DEA records, Dr. Conrad Murray never ordered, purchased nor received any Propofol.”
     But Martinez, in his affidavit in Los Angeles, “stated that on June 25, 2009, he went to the location of [redacted] North Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles and observed approximately eight bottles of Propofol in the house along with numerous other vials and pills. The bottles of Propofol each had a lot number affixed to the container.”
     According to the search warrant and affidavit from Los Angeles County, LAPD and Coroner’s investigators who searched Jackson’s residence after his death, “specifically Jackson’s bedside, revealed numerous bottles of medications prescribed by Dr. Murray to Jackson, including Diazepam (Valium), Tamsulosin (Flomax), Lorazepam (Ativan) and Temazepam (Restoril).”
     Officers also found by his bedside bottles of other prescription drugs prescribed by other doctors, including Clonazepam (Klonopin), Trazodone (Desyrl), and Tizanidine (Zanaflex), according to the L.A. document.
The Harris County affidavit describes Propofol, aka Diprivan, as “a short-acting, intravenous, nonbarbiturate sedative agent used for the induction of general anesthesia for adults and children, maintenance of general anesthesia, and sedation in medical contexts, such as intensive care unit sedation for intubated, mechanically ventilated adults, and in procedures such as colonoscopy and endoscopy, as well as in dental surgery.”
     In the L.A. affidavit, Officer Martinez says Dr. Murray told him he had administered Lorazepam (Ativan) to Jackson twice that night before he stopped breathing. “Murray refused to sign the death certificate, and the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office was summoned to the hospital,” according to Martinez’s affidavit.
     On the night and early morning of the day he died, Murray gave Jackson Propofol, Valium, Ativan, Midazolam (Versed), Ativan again, Versed again, then Propofol and Lidocaine, according to Martinez’s affidavit. The affidavit indicates that Dr. Murray was up all night, administering drugs to Jackson as the singer slept restlessly, and monitoring him. Murray told Martinez he went to the restroom “for about 2 minutes maximum” and “Upon his return, Murray noticed that Jackson was no longer breathing.”
     Martinez’s affidavit also states that Murray had told he him had “noticed and inquired about injection marks on Jackson’s hands and feet.”
     The affidavit continues: “Your affiant obtained Murray’s cellular telephone records for the early morning hours of June 25, 2009. In his statement, Murray estimated the time that he noticed Jackson was not breathing to be at approximately 1100 hours. Murray’s cellular telephone records show Murray on the telephone, with three separate callers for approximately 47 minutes starting at 1118 hours, until 1205 hours. Murray did not mention this to the interviewing detectives.”
     The L.A. document also states that there is reason to believe Jackson may have obtained drugs under the “aliases of Jack London, Mike Jackson, Mick Jackson, Frank Tyson, and Mic Jackson,” and from “prescriptions written in the name of members of his entourage.”
     The New York Times reported today that AEG, a promoter, hired Murray as Jackson’s personal physician for $150,000 a month, for the tour of 50 concerts that was scheduled for this summer.

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