Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

Michael Jackson drugs: Click to view!

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.


No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5


Michael Jackson was a cultural Icon. It's unfortunate that he had a child's mentality, and thus, was only able to understand people of his own mental age. (adults should make sure that kids don't do drugs) Anyway, MJ is being honored for what he was good at: Rock And Roll. Throughout the history of Rock, people have done a LOT of crazy things, not the least of which was dangling their kid out of an open window. Hell, throughout the Seventies and Eighties, rock bands incurred a legacy of laying ruin to many, many, penthouse hotel suites across the nation (not to mention a whole bunch of thankful groupies). So, when you consider any one Rock and Roll icon's partuicular behavior, you have to kinda take it into the light of things.

1895 days ago


I hope that doctor who killed Michael Jackson will be nailed to a cross and allowed to die SLOWLY!!! I don't want to hear that he got away with murdering the KING OF POP!! I am wondering how many other people he has killed with his drugs!!

1895 days ago


Oh Please. Jackson was a has been. Talented ya, but that was a long time ago. You people need to live in the present. Can you spell Anna Nicole Smith? Where is Howard Stern when M.J. needed him. And what, the people of Ca. are expected to foot the bill for an over-the-top "memorial" when it can't pay its own bills? Geez. Give me a break. Enough already. The man/child needed an intervention but everyone was too afraid to stand up to such a "star" (and I use the term loosely). And look what happened.....

1895 days ago


Michael Jackson, Hollywood and Psychiatry. Psychiatry Kills.

1894 days ago

A. Y. Farr    

Lets face it, all of the Doctors that prescribed medication for Michael and his aliases, should loose their license and go straight to jail. They are the worse kind of drug dealers , and the scary part is that they are hiding behind a license. They took an oath, where is their ethics, oops they don't have any. These doctors are worse than the drug dealers on the streets. Yes I said it because it's true. There need to be a law put into place when it comes to prescribing narcotics, maybe this should be apart of your Healthcare plan Obama.

1891 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Around The Web