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Jackson Used Employees' Names to Score Drugs

7/10/2009 3:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson went to a variety of doctors to get strong narcotics and used multiple aliases (including the names of several employees), this according to notes compiled during the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's investigation back in 2004.

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Sheriff's detectives interviewed Chris Carter, who worked as Jackson's bodyguard prior to the Sheriff's raid of Jackson's home in 2003. According to Sheriff's Department notes obtained by TMZ, Carter said he would get Xanax prescriptions for Jackson under various fictitious names. Carter told detectives that Jackson would even use his name and the names of other employees to score prescriptions.

In addition to using his name, Carter said Jackson would use the names of Frank Tyson (a Jackson employee who was a prominent figure in the molestation trial, having had numerous contacts with the accuser's family), Jesus Salas (Ranch manager) and Joe Marcus (another Jackson employee) to get prescriptions.

Various pill bottles were found at Jackson's Neverland Ranch. One bottle of Alprazolam (generic for Xanax) was prescribed for Frank Tyson by Dr. Arnold Klein. A bottle of Prednisone found at the Ranch was also prescribed by Dr. Klein in the name of Peter Midani.

A bottle of Percocet, a narcotic painkiller, was found with the name Michael Armstrong, prescribed by Dr. Gerald Labiner.

A bottle of ERY-TAB, an antibiotic, was found with the name "M,M." The prescribing doctor was Dr. Carey Logan from Las Vegas.

A prescription receipt from a pharmacy was found for Alprazolam (generic Xanax) and written for Frank Tyson by Dr. William VanValin. Another receipt from Dr. VanValin was for written for Xanax in the name of Manuel Rivera.

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first    

FIRST

1747 days ago
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Alibaba    

What a legacy he leaves behind...

1747 days ago
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Jeffrey    

Poor Michael =( "But he made Thriller!"

1747 days ago
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King of TMZ    

It was a Scheme from $ONY to kill MJ!!! They wanted his share and the catalogue! Try to investigate the bigger picture TMZ! there are proof on youtube MJ was playing hard ball with $ony about it.

1747 days ago
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Moni    

YAY! more michael news! :D

1747 days ago
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Joanne    

He and Anna Nicole Smith were doing the same thing....

1747 days ago
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哈哈    

TMZ不错

1747 days ago
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cheri    

So the big question is why wasnt this information turned over to the DEA at that time, so those doctors could have been investigated rhwn?

1747 days ago
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Melissa    

TMZ don't you have news that we don't know yet?

You can do what you want but a real fan stays a real fan whatever you bring out in the news.

DEA shame on you, nox MJ is dead you wan't to do 'work' but you had to do it in 2003 so go fisching and leave MJ RIP.

a true MJ fan from Belgium.
We will keep loving him no matter what!

1747 days ago
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Todd    

10. TMZ don't you have news that we don't know yet?

You can do what you want but a real fan stays a real fan whatever you bring out in the news.

DEA shame on you, nox MJ is dead you wan't to do 'work' but you had to do it in 2003 so go fisching and leave MJ RIP.

a true MJ fan from Belgium.
We will keep loving him no matter what!

Posted at 3:00AM on Jul 10th 2009 by Melissa

This isn't about pissing fans off or fueling non fans. It is news worthy because they are show evidence in a case. It could be anyone it just happens to be Michael Jackson who is under the gun today.

1747 days ago
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curlyfuzzball    

I think that it's really sad that MJ has been addicted to narcotics for soooo many years. Wht did no one offer him help at anytime and surely every doctor that contributed to his addiction are partly responisible for his death. At some point someone should have said NO!!!

It's a real shame this had to happen.

1747 days ago
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TAMEE    

How can u use NAMES just to score prescription drugs!! Obtaining meds requires u see the Dr not just call in and ask for something. Um lets see what Dr or anyone can not realize it is Michael in theio office! Yeah! Maybe the pres. drugs were actually those employees!! Who is in the wrong in this case 1. The Dr's who filled prescriptions w/o seeing the person and 2. If the employees were getting them and handing them over to Michael - they are just as liable as the Dr.'s

1747 days ago
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Robert van den Heuvel    

How many patients did these dealers harm? The list of drug pushers grows.

Dr. Arnold Klein, Dr. Gerald Labiner, Dr. Carey Logan, Dr. William VanValin, Dr. Allan Metzger, Dr. Barney from Solvang, Dr. Saunders and Dr. Farshchian.

1747 days ago
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plastic surgery    

If I were MJ I'd be taking narcotics too. MJs favorite plastic surgeon, Dr. Arturo Aguillon, of Plastikka was one of his close friends and he said MJ was abusing prescription pills among other things.

1746 days ago
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Sherlyn    

btw...we cant say that it s Michael's fault...he was suffering,so it s obvious,that he needed drugs..the fact,that his docs didint realised that he is just eating eating those drugs its their foult..MJ was a victim..again

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