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Jackson Doc Mum on Administering Anesthesia

7/6/2009 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's DoctorThe lawyer for the doctor who was at Michael Jackson's home the day he died tells TMZ he did not give Jackson OxyContin or Demerol that day, but he wouldn't say the same about the powerful anesthesia found at the singer's home.

Dr. Conrad Murray was interviewed by LAPD detectives a week ago Saturday. Law enforcement sources tell us the information Dr. Murray gave police regarding drugs at Jackson's home was enough for cops to secure a search warrant from a judge. A search warrant can only be issued if there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

Law enforcement sources say when police searched the home, they found the powerful anesthesia Propofol. The drug was specifically labeled Propofol and there was no indication it had been prescribed to anyone.

Edward Chernoff reiterated to us his client did not administer Demerol or OxyContin to Jackson the day he died. But Chernoff would not take the same stand on Propofol. Chernoff told us, "I have no statement on whether the Dr. prescribed or administered Propofol."

Chernoff added, "We're confident whatever the doctor prescribed did not kill Michael Jackson."

As we reported last week, cops obtained a search warrant the day after Jackson died. A second warrant was issued two days after Dr. Murray's interview -- that's the one that led cops to the Propofol. The second warrant may have been necessary if the first warrant only covered prescription medications.

The LAPD and the DEA are on the hunt to determine how the Propofol ended up in Jackson's home. The drug should never be administered outside a hospital.

UPDATE:
A spokesman for attorney Ed Chernoff just called to say when Chernoff spoke with TMZ last night "He was not conscious. He had just woken up and he can't speak for anything that was in the home."

In fact, it was just after midnight Houston time when we spoke with him. We were on the phone with Chernoff for nearly 20 minutes. He repeated multiple times that he had no comment regarding the Propofol. Aside from the comments we quoted above, Chernoff said, "I have no comment on whether the doctor administered Propofol." He also said, "I can't deny or admit what the doctor might have prescribed." He also said "I can't say if the doctor gave him Propofol."

Chernoff went on to talk about the LAPD investigation, sounding very alert and choosing his words carefully: "When all the results come in, the truth will come out and the correct result will be obtained." He also asked questions about what we knew regarding which drug may have killed Michael Jackson.


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76.

James    

He's was a drug addict and it was only a matter of time before something happened to him. If the reports are true that he's done this for years, it's rather incredible that he made it so long before having something like this happen. The doctors are at fault for providing a drug that should never have been so and MJ is guilty of being a junkie.

1845 days ago
77.

ml    


Interesting article. It is just what happened to Anna Nicole Smith. Hope they remove these doctors like ( Anna Nicole's doctor, Dr. Khristine) to lose their license and they deserve to go to jail.

1845 days ago
78.

The Truth    

The doctor should have been arrested the same day MJ died..He waited 30 Minutes, 30 Minutes ..Who in their right mind waits 30 minutes before calling 911..That alone to me is a crime...he new he wasn't breathing and still waited 30minutes? Michael wanted that drug so bad he hired a chithead for a doc...

1845 days ago
79.

Andrea    

A search warrant can only be issued if there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

wow, that sucks.

1845 days ago
80.

Sherlyn    

kill dr conrad!

1845 days ago
81.

Andrea    

I wouldn't hire this guy as my doctor...for sure. Would you?

1845 days ago
82.

Bella    

Like i said before.......this FOOL is just as guilty as OJ Simpson!!! he might as well wright a book and name it "If i killed MJ with Propofol"

1845 days ago
83.

Bella    

write*************************

1845 days ago
84.

harri    

Did they find Propofol in his system. perhaps he used the drug to knock out his young victims?

1845 days ago
85.

K    

Got money & fame...have drugs...no brainer to figure out.

1845 days ago
86.

K    

His kids never got to know this selfish man (Michael). He chose drugs over being a good parent.
Nobodies fault but his own.

1845 days ago
87.

Cheryl Fox    

TMZ! I have to tell you that I am really grateful for your coverage on Michael Jackson! I have been getting ALL my information from your website.
Of course this doc is guilty of manslaughter, in my opinion he found MJ dead or dying, then took, the time to hide the evidence before he finally had someone call 911. His delay in calling is for this reason, to save himself. His excuse that he didn't know the address is ridiculous. All he would have had to say to the 911 operator is "Michael Jackson's house", and the ambulance would have known where to go... it's ridiculous that he thinks we are going to believe his lies. The Kind of Pop is dead because of him. Why did MJ surround himself with these low lifes?
Check out my tribute to MJ at http://www.cherylfox.com I have some adorable videos of Michael. The page is long and you have to scroll scroll scroll.....

1845 days ago
88.

Patty B    

Is this the new MJZ website? I've had enough of this. Let the man R.I.P.

1845 days ago
89.

Cammie    

79. James.

Perfectly stated...moment to moment...time up!!!! When one messes with drugs, they suck the life out of that person's vital organs, Sadly, it would appear, MJ was a hardcore addict! The family is attempting to rewrite the story, but they all knew and, obviously, did nothing. Wonder how deep into drugs Janet Jackson has been over the years, "now you see her, now you don't", eh? No respect or worship here for anyone in that family and least of all the parents.

1845 days ago
90.

Tianna    

OH HELL YEAH!!!

Thats what I am talking about!!

JAIL THAT BASTARD!!

OF COURSE HE WAS THE ONE THAT GAVE THAT FATAL DRUG TO MICHAEL!!!!

ALL SIGNS POINT TO THIS DOCTOR MURRAY CHARACTER!

Alright DEA, Thanks for coming aboard the case!!

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