August 27, 2009
Posted: 11:53 PM ET
by Natalie Finn and Claudia Rosenbaum via E! Online
At this point, it's not as if there's anything they could have found at Michael Jackson's house that would shock us.
Unless they found tar heroin, of course. Which they did. Or at least, they thought they did.
Unidentified members of Jackson's family informed L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter in June that they had "located a quantity of tar heroin in a bag" at the Holmby Hills mansion the King of Pop was renting at the time of his death, according to a search warrant executed on the residence that was unsealed Thursday.
Sure enough, the list of items carted away from the house included two instances of a "brn sticky solid substance in clear plastic baggy," per warrant lingo.
And tar heroin is basically dark-colored, sticky heroin. And what better place to keep it than in plastic baggies?
Sources close to the case tell TMZ.com that the substance has been tested and was, in fact, not heroin of any type, color or consistency.
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