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Anesthesia in Jackson Case Tracked

7/14/2009 7:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've learned several pharmaceutical companies have been contacted by the DEA in the Michael Jackson case and we're told authorities are getting closer to identifying which person may have supplied the powerful anesthetic Propofol that appears to have killed the singer.

Sources tell us law enforcement found vials of Propofol in Michael Jackson's house after he died. The vials all have lot numbers. We're told several days ago the DEA contacted Teva Pharmaceuticals -- which manufactured one of the vials found at the house -- to determine who purchased it.

Teva sells Propofol to medical distributors, who then turn around and sell the vials to hospitals and doctors.

And, law enforcement sources say, the DEA also contacted other manufacturers of Propofol from the other vials found in Jackson's home.

Here's the problem. Although every vial has a lot number, the vials are not marked individually. There are thousands of vials in a lot. So the DEA and LAPD are trying to hone in on the culprit but, we're told, it's no easy task.


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16.

Joann    

"Although every vial has a lot number, the vials are not marked individually. There are thousands of vials in a lot.". And, how many vials did MJ have in his house?

This is going to take a while....hell, I would even help them tracking those vials if the asked. lol

Keep up the good work TMZ, you guys are always on top of things.

1843 days ago
17.

Missy    

9. ALL ROADS LEAD TO MJ. THE CHILD MOLESTING DRUG ADDICTED FREAK!!!

Posted at 6:57PM on Jul 14th 2009 by Am I A Pedophile?


Go get your facts those kids lied to get money that came out in court even the cops caught those kids lying!!

1843 days ago
18.

chicken head    

it not me

1843 days ago
19.

San Francisco    

Many people are addicts - look at all the FAT people who can't stop eating !

1843 days ago
20.

Lisa    

I can't believe some of these comments...maybe he did have a problem...so do SO many people out there, he's famous, that's the only reason we are hearing this...it happens all day long to people that aren't famous.....he was a wonderful perfomer, musician, and above all, a fabulous father. I can't believe people can talk so poorly about MJ. He is forever in my heart, and I pray for his family, and his kids......RIP Michael.......Much love...

1843 days ago
21.

mjstans    

THIS IS ALL A PLOY.... the real killer is DR MURRAY...they are distracting us with DR KLEIN. WHERE IS DR MURRAY?!! DONT BE FOOLED BY THEIR DISTRACTIONS!!

1843 days ago
22.

chicken head    

POOR MISSY STILL THINKS HER GOD IS INNOCENT!!
HES A DEAD PERV!!!
and a dead junkie!!
reason why he is dead is because he could not numb himself enough to forget all the nasty things he did to those young kids !! SICK!!!!
Go get your facts those kids lied to get money that came out in court even the cops caught those kids lying!!

Posted at 7:01PM on Jul 14th 2009 by Missy

1843 days ago
23.

San Francisco    

WHOOPI GOLDBERG thinks Michael was dead a while before the 911 call was made.... like maybe a long time.

1843 days ago
24.

Just sayin'    

HE IS DEAD ! MOVE ON!!!
THERE HAS TO BE OTHER CELEBS OUT THERE YOU CAN REPORT ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTF?!!

1843 days ago
25.

engel    

23. "Although every vial has a lot number, the vials are not marked individually. There are thousands of vials in a lot.". And, how many vials did MJ have in his house?

This is going to take a while....hell, I would even help them tracking those vials if the asked. lol

Keep up the good work TMZ, you guys are always on top of things.

Posted at 7:06PM on Jul 14th 2009 by Joann

Put me on that list too. I will help them tracking those vials too.

1843 days ago
26.

jaye    

The authorities found this drug and others when they raided NEVERLAND in 1993 and didn't give a crap about it then. Now that he's dead all of a sudden they want to place blame for his death. maybe if they had made a big deal of it in 1993, he'd be alive today.

1843 days ago
27.

G    

Go get em DEA! Lock these doctors up that have -0- ethics and motivated by money that they would prescribe such a thing!

1843 days ago
28.

Sheila    

To all those people who have such hatred remarks, why are you even posting. If MJ really bothers, go somewhere else. I believe MJ was an addict but it still does not give these doctors the right to feed the pills to someone, its all about the greed!! It's time to stop these doctors.

1843 days ago
29.

rachelle    

Nobody tied him down and gave him the drugs. It was his choice. Face it people, he was a druggie.
And people keep saying he was a good father???

1843 days ago
30.

What the Hell?    

Classic!
Allentown-I like the presentation-however, I want to know-why isn't child services involved especially now?
Where's is Gloria Alred?
I thought she would champion the kids by now!
Priceless!

1843 days ago
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