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DEA Raids Mickey Fine Pharmacy

8/21/2009 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The DEA is at Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills, warrant in hand, raiding the pharmacy that Michael Jackson used for years.

DEA Raids Mickey Fine Pharmacy

Law enforcement sources tell us they are searching for evidence of "improper dispensing of controlled substances," in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.

The pharmacy was used extensively by Dr. Arnold Klein and other doctors who treated Michael Jackson. Jackson obtained prescriptions for Demerol and many other drugs at Mickey Fine.

Mickey Fine sued Michael Jackson in 2007 for non-payment of a bill of more than $100,000. The case settled.

UPDATE: 4:51 PM PT Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the DEA found irregularities in Mickey Fine's drug dispensing practices when it came to Michael Jackson. Agents are searching records at the pharmacy for the various aliases Jackson used.

They are also looking at the drugs various doctors -- including Dr. Arnold Klein -- prescribed for the singer. And, we're told, one of the "irregularities" agents believe occurred is that the pharmacy may have refilled prescriptions that should not have been refilled and completely bypassed the doctor.

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sue    

I JUST DONT GET HOW A PHARMACY CAN LET SOMEONE EVEN MJ RUN UP A 100,000. BILL, THEY HAVE NO STANDARDS OR MORAL, THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE JUST AS MUCH AS THE DOCS, IF HE COULDNT PAY MAYBE HE WOULDNT HAVE HAD IT TO USE...TALK ABOUT ENABLERS ?????i hope that this country really learns from these tradegies that are what our kids have to look forward to. rip mj--sue from tampa

1891 days ago
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:(    

'All the world's a stage' and all his 'friends' and associates enablers...a tragedy that goes down in history. MJ was a tortured genius who died before he could really enjoy the fruits of his labor. Now others will live off his decades of sweat and tears---the fight will go on and on because $ twists the soul. People continue to want from him even in death. Tragic. 'Family' is a questionable unit when it comes to greed. Sad.

1891 days ago
3.

Dixie    

I'd be surprised if they find much of a paper trail or computer trail.
They had to know this raid might happen.

It appears this investigation was botched from the start.
Evidence GONE or questionable at best.

Pathetic!

1891 days ago
4.

:(    

Who the F has a pharmacy bill for over $100,000!!!! God! That in itself speaks volumes!!!

1891 days ago
5.

Ken    

Why did the police and prosecutors look the other way two years ago when the pharmacy sued over non payment.They knew then what was going on and should have stoped it.Now sadly its to late.

1891 days ago
6.

K    

Dr Klein is a very rich man - just sayin

1891 days ago
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EGGO    

100,000 ? What did he buy from that little rinkey dink pharmacy that cost that much money? Looks like alot of people are going down with this one. Poor, rich, sad Michael...RIP

1891 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    

GO GET'EM! Sure, as always, the black Dr. is up the creek, but what about the white suppliers? Just like the black dope dealers on the street.....getting their supplies from the white distributors. Hopefully, everyone involved in this drug thing will pay.

1891 days ago
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donise121    

Don't even start with the race card. This is political.. the bumbling LAPD is trying to show the world that they are "tough" on doctors that supply drugs to celebrities. In this situation, color is the least of their concern. They want folks to think they are addressing the access of celebrities to drugs by unscrupulous health care providers. Black, green, blue, white...they don't care. They will have a very hard time getting Murray convicted of jaywalking, much less anything else. They are trying to save face and exploit these illicit drug trade angle. LAPD = Junior Keystone Copy brigade

1891 days ago
10.

Michael Jackson    

D*mned junkie. The world is a better place without you in it.

1891 days ago
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epsalo    

I've never been addicted to anything, but I'm trying deperately to understand what was MJ's plight. It must have been torture not being able to sleep. Me, I'm sleep pretty much as soon as a hit the pillow. They say he was in constant joint pain from Lupus. I can imagin just wanting something just anything to alleviate it. I don't know what it's like to have chronic pain (Thank God). They say he was losing or had lost his hair due to Lupus. And he had vitiligo to boot. (I've seen many pics to support this). Michael was part of an industry where image is everything. We all know that he was sensitive about his looks, hense the surgeries. The man couldn't even walk out of his house without being mobbed. He couldn't do the smallest of everyday things that we all take for granted. I truely believe that he yearned to be in a loving relationship with a woman, to get married and be a granddad. He just couldn't find anyone that wasn't after him for the money and fame.

I'm not making an excuses for him, I'm just trying to understand him and not judge him because if you've never walked in someone else's shoes than you really don't know how you would deal with what they go through.

1891 days ago
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ME    

56. GO GET'EM! Sure, as always, the black Dr. is up the creek, but what about the white suppliers? Just like the black dope dealers on the street.....getting their supplies from the white distributors. Hopefully, everyone involved in this drug thing will pay.
Posted at 5:02PM on Aug 21st 2009 by WatUpDoc
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SOMEBODY ALWAYS HAS TO PLAY THE RACE CARD WHEN THEY DON'T LIKE WHATS BEING SAID. Hmmmmm

1891 days ago
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a fan    

I think he had severe anxiety and depression that he was self medicating not just physical pain.

It was the DEA that did this raid not the LAPD. I think there are at least two separate investigations going on. The DEA already knows what they are looking for because controlled substances are filled using the DEA numbers. If the records are not there, the pharmacist will go to jail for destroying the records.

1891 days ago
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Darlene Bennett    

Attention--all wanna be criminals and small time crooks--hurry out to LA! You can pratice your trade there with little fear of ever being caught. Reason--the LAPD has their heads up their azz. The poor man has been dead almost 2 months and they are just NOW getting around to raiding his favorite pharmacy. Any computer records are probably floating around somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. The world and MJ's family are partly responsible for his dependence on drugs. Now that he is gone, the least all parties concerned should do is show him the respect he never got in life and bury all these SOB'S under the jail. RIP MJ.

1891 days ago
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a fan    

And he was also living in fear for his own personal safety. George Harrison was stabbed in his own home. MJ never had a normal life. I think he had a broken heart from 1993 onwards. He could never trust anyone not to betray him. He could never believe anyone really cared about him for himself. Emotional pain from an abusive childhood gets worse not better over time.

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