Jackson’s Family Told Cops They Found Heroin In His House: Report

August 28th, 2009 by Chris Harris Leave a reply »

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When police raided Michael Jackson’s home the day after his death, they did so acting on tips from the pop star’s family, who claimed they’d found a bag of heroin in his bedroom. But a source close to the investigation tells the Associated Press that the substance believed to be heroin tested negative for the drug.

The tip was, however, the impetus for the search, which turned up a number of other drugs, including marijuana, a generic for Valium, and other sedatives. The AP reports that a detective has indicated that Jackson’s body showed evidence the singer was taking drugs intravenously. As Rolling Stone reported earlier this week, Jackson’s death has been declared a homicide; police believe his cause of death was a mixture of drugs including the anesthetic Propofol, which is administered intravenously.

This new information surfaced Thursday in an affidavit supporting the search warrant police executed on June 26th. Two warrants, unsealed at the request of media outlets, provide insight into how officers proceeded with their investigation. For instance, the warrant served as Jackson’s home lists “PC 187,” the California penal code for murder, in the box labeled “probable crime.”

In addition, the warrant reveals Jackson’s family members informed coroner’s officials that “they had located a quantity of tar heroin in a bag in the decedent’s bedroom.” The substance was quickly ruled out as heroin.

Police also secured a warrant for Dr. Conrad Murray’s car; the documents state that Jackson’s personal physician, who remains the central figure in the investigation into Jack...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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