August 11, 2009

Just In: Feds Search Vegas Pharmacy in Jackson death investigation

Posted: 12:56 PM ET

(CNN) - Police executed a search warrant at a Las Vegas pharmacy Tuesday morning in connection with the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.

More than a dozen law enforcement officers, including federal drug agents, were seen inside Applied Pharmacy on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas.

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Mara   August 11th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

Ooh I'm going to drive down there and see what I can find out.

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

Mara Please keep us posted. Hopefully you can get close enough to get info. Good Luck!!

Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

oh wow-This is great–I want to see Murray in handcuffs already.

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

We want justice for Michael!

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

@Linda from NY,

I sent you a mail through our yahoo blog.

Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:52 pm ET

But Im still afraid they are doing all of this to make it look as bad as they can for Michael instead of Murray. And Why would Murray give Michael multiple sedatives before goung under anesthesia? He wouldnt need them. Doesnt make sense why he is still not behind bars. But the feds want Michael to look like a serious drug addict too. They wont stop until they can prove that too.

Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 1:54 pm ET

Oh Well...I went, I checked out the business license of this 'pharmacy'...Seems there isn't one listed Oooops ! Anyone want to bet that maybe ol Murray has 'interest' in this 'business'? – This is what I want to know now, since we are all waiitng....
Go get 'em Mara!

Toni   August 11th, 2009 1:54 pm ET

Too much time has gone by. Really scares me.

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 2:00 pm ET

@Toni, it might be like I said here before: I believe we have to face MJ was taking several kind of pills for insomnia, pain, anxiety and depression, for over quite some years. Chasing the enablers does not change that. No matter how much and to what he was addicted, it's time for the enablers, mostly doctors under Hippocrates oath, to be held accountable.

Gloria   August 11th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

Too little too late. You aren't really buying this whole "investigation" thing are you... Just the LAPD's dog and pony show... they will announce that MJ died with all kinds of different drugs in his system, a "cocktail" and then Dr. Death and the others who prescribed for MJ will all get their wrists slapped ever so slightly and this will all be chalked up as another Hollywood TRADEGY.... in the meantime all the "insiders" in the media are making money and milking this story to death....the MJ fans are the ones being "duped".... we're the ones that would like to see some type of closure and JUSTICE for MJ!!!! But that will never happen, it's HOLLYWOOD folks, will be given the "official story" the way that the "powers that be"... want it told....

Michelle D. Ontario ,Canada   August 11th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

This is just the tip of the iceberg they are just waiting to nail Dr .Murray to the barn door ! I agree with you @Toni It doesn't make sense why he is not behind bars ? I just want to know the truth about what happened to Micheal it's so sad .

Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:11 pm ET

I know, Im not saying Michael didnt have an addiction. But witheverything said, I dont think it was as bad as its being portrayed. And I feel that they are trying to make him look as bad as they can,While doing their investigation. Its kind of hard to explain what I mean. I just dont trust the LAPD or the media when it comes to justice for Michael. I think he deserves a little bit here, and hes not getting it.

Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 2:12 pm ET

OK...I double checked and found Applied Pharmacy Services listed under Drug Stores...code is D11...They were issued a license in 2000...BUT....Went Out of Business....Interesting, isn't it? Ooops!
Happy hunting...Be back Later 🙂

Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

I totally agree. The only justice Michael will ever have is from the public that loves him. And I think he always knew that.

If going under a strong anesthetic, he would not have needed ANYTHING for pain, anxiety, depression or anything else because he wouldnt feel anything. And if it does show a cocktail in his system, It was put there purposely by Dr. Death himself. Dont forget the 5 fresh injections on his neck.

Toni   August 11th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

I have to go to work now, but I'll be back later. I think we should bombard the LAPD with letters, telling we want justice for Michael. Just to let them know how much he meant to some of us. TTYL

Gloria   August 11th, 2009 2:31 pm ET

I just hope that MJ knows what loyal fans he had here... I have always felt that he was misundersood by a lot of folks. I know in my heart that he was a "good soul"... and feel that he is now in a place where he is understoood and loved.... although missed by his earthly fans....
Hollywood is corrupt and has always been corrupt.... everyone is just looking to make $$$$ off of MJ's death, in one way or another... It just makes me sick. There will NEVER be another MJ!!!! I hope they let you RIP soon.....

Gloria   August 11th, 2009 2:33 pm ET

TO TONI: I am ready to write my letter. I just wonder if that is why the LAPD Chief of Police resigned? Maybe he didn't want to be in on all of the corruption? Who knows?

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 2:46 pm ET

@Toni, actually, I am afraid it is even much worse as I first thought. I think Michael was "far away". It is difficult to realize it, especially knowing the Dimonds, Halperins, and other bashers, will take every opportunity to rub it our faces.

I want to stick to the bigger picture: yes, Michael had problems, a lot of problems, but his heart was golden, his soul was kind.

Many people around him will scrath behind their ears for the rest of their lives, knowing they did not support him enough or were not persistent enough to confront and help him.

Lori   August 11th, 2009 2:52 pm ET

I thnk that every time they execute a search that they find something else that they need to follow up on. I just don't think we will know anything any time soon, unfortunately. There is just no way to know how deep this mess goes and who all is involved.

Remember in took them 10 years to go after Elvis' doctor.

Toni   August 11th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Oh my goodness, you are not saying you believe Dimon ans Halperin? Please tell me I misunderstood?

Toni   August 11th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Sorry about your name. I get to typing to fast some times.

Dirty Diana   August 11th, 2009 3:12 pm ET

Even if there are no arrests made, MJ's death will always remain a mystery, unlike Elvis'. There will always be the conspiracy theories, murder theories and accidental overdose theories. Just like Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, we will never know the real truth.

Gloria   August 11th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

I soooo agree with Dirty Diana! There are things that will never come to the forefront with MJ's death. You can try to put the pieces of the puzzle together and they are just never going to fit... It saddens me that he had to leave the earth this way tho'.....
He will forever live on in my heart through his music.....

Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 11th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

@Toni, you miss understand. I am saying that when revelations will be made which are not so good (to say the least), D&H and others will rub it in, like "we told you so".

You can also call me Eli, if that is easier...

@Dirty Diana, I agree, this will stay a mystery, mor JFK style. I expect a lot of books, stories, private investigations etcetera the coming decade.

Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

I want you all if you can, to please check out this site called Meso Rx Blog...I could NOT believe my eyes what I found! It appears that the owner(s) are under Grand Jury inditment – distributing steroids and other medications. I am not sure, but it sure sounds like this Appied outfit company is one and the same, has the same insignia as the place that was just raided in Vegas and has many pharmacy outlets and they got popped big time back in January of this year. Translation=Drug Mill. They go into business, then close up, then open it.

I don't know, maybe those undissolved pills in his system yielded a track. number, that plus this admittance of Dr. F. Idiot giving Michael those pills and then that drug-I don't know, sounds very suspicious and very negligent to me-and now this finding...UnFlippinBelievable!

me thinks me is going to hit me head against the wall for fun now.

John   August 11th, 2009 4:16 pm ET

Vegas news reports

the Propopnol was bought legally by dr. murray at this pharmacy. score one for the dea
very good. how can that be if dr does not have a current license. how does a heart dr go and buy this stuff anyways. dude is going away for a long time

Linda from New York   August 11th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

Hi guys;
I'm just sick to my stomach over this whole thing, but I have a strong feeling that Crackhead Murray is going down.

Gloria: I feel the same way; why not have the tribute in Vegas. Vienna? I understand Jermaine said that it was one of Michael's favorite places, but he has fans here also.

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

Hi everyone. Linda i have to agree with you. I'm wondering if the police are not trying to build the biggest prescription drug bust in history. I was married to a police officer from Milwaukee for 8 years. To the cops this is huge and could make a big boost for them if this is indeed what they are doing. The things I learned from my ex tells me something big is going on. They may just take Micheals case into the biiggest bust ever and take out alot of people. We can only hope

Gloria   August 11th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

Linda from NY: I do hope that Murray does have to account for what happened to MJ.
I don't understand how this raid on the pharmacy is going to help with anything other than to say that MJ or Murray were getting "controlled substances" from there in large quantities.... that wouldn't be propofol, that would have to be something else... so, it looks to me as though the LAPD is not honing in on manslaughter but rather on prescribing to an addict as a charge... I am telling you, as sure as I am sitting here, that is the direction that this is going in.... Yet another HOLLYWOOD TRAGEDY.... I HOPE I am wrong....

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 4:51 pm ET

Gloria. I sure hope you are wrong too. However, you are right, they could turn this around and blame it all on MJ. Let's hope and pray that is not the case. Micheal deserves justice and so do his children. He's the victim here. That Dr. quack Murray needs to be behind bars werer he can never hurt another person again. And to think Micheal trusted him

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 4:53 pm ET

Wasn't it announced a couple weeks ago this quack was also the Dr of James Brown? I believe that's how MJ met him. But don't quote me

John   August 11th, 2009 5:22 pm ET

yea was browns dr when he die. this pharmacy company has been in trouble many times in past goes as far back 2006 with stores and drs in arizona and the main company is located in georgia theres a clue wasnt james brown living in georgia.
this goes farther then manslaughter michale jackson might have doen hise biggest life opprtunty by dying he is going to stop all the chepa drug stores from business again no more drug pill mill stores

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

John Thanks I thought so. That would be a wonderful thing if that did happen. All these people need to go down. Yes he did live in Georgia

Honorine   August 11th, 2009 7:24 pm ET

As much as i want to convince myself that the jesture is awesome and heading to the "JUSTICE"direction, i just think so much time is being wasted. Maybe i'm so impatient. But i really hope for justice for MJ. That's all.

Some body posted somewhere, i cant remember which blog. "it is just MJ trying to heal the world again" as he's always done. These people need to be tracked down and hopefully situations like this will come to an end so we don't lose people like that anymore. MJ tried to heal the world in life, and in death he keeps on trying. MJ let your spirit keep moving and leading the authorities to put an end to these MONEY HUNGRY ENABLERS. I'm loving this!!!!

Terry, TX   August 11th, 2009 7:33 pm ET

No one cares about this celebrity junkie....enough already....

Mary Lee   August 11th, 2009 7:52 pm ET

The official announcement about the concert came, except no date stated, just that tickets go on sale next Thursday for Vienna and it will be broacast Live.

Terry TX AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH and we don't care about you wither.

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

There's a solution for those of you whom do not like these blogs.... Simply go away. All you do is show how immature and heartless people you. Now go shooo

lindafromnewyork   August 11th, 2009 8:42 pm ET


Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

I don't get it either Linda. Some people just get their rocks off of ridiculing others. Usually pretty miserable with themselves

lindafromnewyork   August 11th, 2009 8:59 pm ET


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Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

Maybe they should go to CHURCH!!!

lindafromnewyork   August 11th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

what happened to Jacquelyn and Adrienne?

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Looks like we lost everyone for awhile

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

We must be roaming. Doesn't seem like everyone is on yet

lindafromnewyork   August 11th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

so are you guys excited about the movie

Heidi   August 11th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I just went on the official Heal the World foundation site we could join as a volunteer help Michaels charity.

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I am very excited. I have my shirt all picked out already unless of I course I find a special one when we go to GAry In this weekndI also plan to take an enormous amount of tissue. I'm hoping after it has been in the theaters, they put in dvd so we can have it for always

Patty Anderson   August 11th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

That;s awesome to know Heidi

Heidi   August 11th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I'm so excited about the movie can't wait.

carol kesling   August 11th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

it seems to me if michael was on alot of drugs and dr. murray KNEW THIS, HE IS ALL THE MORE QUILTY!!!! maybe this is one thing the police are checking all of the drs. records as well as the pharmacies.. just a thought. but it also seems to me IF michael WAS taking " all those drugs" his heart would have given out a long time ago..dr. murray to me has a serious problem!!!!!!!!! im just afraid no one is going to be held responsible for his death.......

Honorine   August 11th, 2009 9:47 pm ET


The movie? Oh! tell me about it.
sooo excited and ready to bowl my eyes out. It's gonna be part of the excitement u know. It's (will be) ok though.

TJ   August 11th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

I still feel so bad to what happened to Michael Jackson and wished that he never crossed paths with Dr. Quack Murray. Dr. Murray has done nothing but being responsible for giving MJ Propofol which caused his early exit from this world. Isn't it ironic this doctor with such a shady background is the one who ends up alive instead of being dead!

carol kesling   August 12th, 2009 12:10 am ET

t.j.he should have never given that drug, knowing the grave consequences..he is a medical dr.he knew what COULD HAPPEN GIVING THAT DRUG OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL!!!! he choose to get paid "THE BIG BUCKS",now he will need a BIG BUCK lawyer...and now we no longer have michael!!!!! very sad indeed.

Samantha - South Africa   August 12th, 2009 3:26 am ET

From the get go,I knew this Dr Murray was nothing more than a quack with a corrupt past who was only worried about the $150 000 pay check rather than looking out for Michael's best interests!!!This man has 'MURDER' written all over him!

Allure   August 12th, 2009 6:40 am ET

Gloria is talking about justice for MJ – I agree, it's absolutely necessary.
But what about the reestablishemend of MJ's reputation in the Chandler case? Remember the guy admitted that he was lying. I don't know the US law but something has to be done, sue the guy for libel and slander!

Maureen (UK)   August 12th, 2009 7:00 am ET

Ciao Allure,
I was worried about this as well. There seems to be a query regarding the source of Chandler's admission. However, jordy did try to sue his father for abuse and the court details were posted on the bloggs but they keep removing them. Jordi's father wanted him to testify against MJ at the 2nd case but he refused. Not long after MJ was aquitted, Evan had apparently tried to strangle J. and beaten him up.

Allure   August 12th, 2009 8:55 am ET

Thanks for the information Maureen. Right, I've already heard that story. As Jordi was just a kid at that time , somebody (the Jackson family?) has to sue his father asap before the whole thing is time-barred. I cannot understand why there's not more information about this issue available in the media. I would like to see an official written statement in all newspapers worldwide which says that the whole case in the 90's was a fake. With this – all anti MJ's would finally understand and hopefully be mortified!

mariau   August 12th, 2009 9:01 am ET

Maureen(uk) i think it's called "KARMA" to chandler's family..
and about that drugs
Police executed a search warrant at a Las Vegas pharmacy Tuesday morning in connection with the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.
it's too obvious that it's too late for them to execute.
in my opinion..
hi everybody.. Michael was not an addict.. period he was enabled to used the drugs.. they can not release the result because there’s something wrong in coroners investigation. maybe in my opinion doesn’t match to LAPD or other law enforcement. .. because this is unbelievable, they had different result.. i guess.. because.. it’s too obvious that there’s something wrong for MJ’s first investigation in coroners office. that’s why?
then where is Dr. Murray now????
also about all the drugs they find out in his house, when the coroners search and invertigate.. that was 2 days ago after MJ’s death. so it means theres’ lot of time for them to bring all that drugs in his house.. and made this statement that Mj died because of all kinds of drugs. i guess!!! and after 1 week they press released the “death certificate” unknown cause of death of Michael Jackson..
then how possible that they released that statement when they never search warrant to his doctors first.. before they released death certificate. it’s really something wrong.. from the very start until now.
it's really impossible that in the coroners office they couldn't determined anything what cause of death until this LAPD made their moves.. it quite obvious that there's really going on here.
and now this is it.. Police executed a search warrant at a Las Vegas pharmacy Tuesday morning in connection with the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.

More than a dozen law enforcement officers, including federal drug agents, were seen inside Applied Pharmacy on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas.


Maureen (UK)   August 12th, 2009 10:25 am ET

Ciao Allure, hi Mariau & everyone,
Re J. Chandler, definitely needs sorted out, it would change the whole outlook of the previous allegations and would go a long way towards ending the malicious gossip. From this stand point all the diane Demons should be confronted & would have to issue an apology.
Re investigations,
I still think if the fans could get some support group set up to assist the K. Jackson legal team with donations, it could help with investigations & also clearing Mj's name through the legal system.

Maureen (UK)   August 12th, 2009 10:53 am ET

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Please have a look at the other blogs on MJ's 3D film site.

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