UPDATED: Unsealed Michael Jackson Search Warrants Reveal Drugs At Home
First Published: August 27, 2009 7:28 PM EDT Credit: FilmMagic / Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Search warrants in the Michael Jackson death investigation, which were unsealed on Thursday, have revealed that drugs including marijuana and a host of prescriptions were found at the late singer’s rented Los Angeles home.
According to the released documents, authorities recovered two different portions of marijuana, one weighing 14.89 gg and another weighing 11.40 gg, both in bags. In addition, paraphernalia often used to roll marijuana was also found, including cigarette papers and two empty cigarette packs, the Los Angeles Police Department Property Report revealed. It was not clear where in the home the other items were uncovered.
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Other items recovered according to the property report included pill bottles containing Temazepan, which according to drugs.com, can be prescribed for sleeplessness; a tube containing Benoquin ointment – a prescription generally used to treat Vitiligo; a bottle containing Valisone ointment, which can be used for skin problems; a box of Nystatin, an anti-fungal medication, and Triamcinolone ointment – a steroid for inflammation, allergic disorders and skin conditions, and vials of Latanoprost, which is aimed at reducing pressure in the eye.
According to the search warrant affidavit, during the course of the investigation (which is still ongoing), members of Jackson’s family informed the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office that they had found some tar heroin.
A source close to the case told Access Hollywood, however, that the substance was not heroin.
The unsealed warrants also show that one detective saw Jackson’s body and noted that Jackson, “had received injections of an unknown medication prior to his death.”
Authorities had sought to keep the search warrants under seal until toxicology results were confirmed and the Coroner’s Office determined the cause of death.
They were released on Thursday however, following requests from the media.
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