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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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a fan    

#62 The MD is the one who specifies the name. Not the patient. Blame the MD.

1798 days ago
17.

gnarlyone    

dear mickey....I'm glad we're not related

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006718/

1798 days ago
18.

iknowiwasthere    

The name of the pharmacy, alone, sounds like a scene from THE THREE STOOGES!

1798 days ago
19.

liz    

Dixie, you are right, what Dr. or pharmacy that had any Michael Jackson records would not have shredded, changed, or gotten rid of any paper trail by now ???

They would have to be really dumb

1798 days ago
20.

Mary    

Uh oh...........lots happenin'.

1798 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    

55. 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

Posted at 5:10PM on Aug 21st 2009 by noel


58. 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


Posted at 5:26PM on Aug 21st 2009 by KING OF PILLS


Not the "Race card" dummies! It's the truth! Similar to "Driving While Black"! May all of you who believe there is no "Racism" in this case, as well as in the United States, please go and jump into "Reality". Be sure to post again when you know your ass from a hole in the ground. Better yet, may you all experience being a minority for a day. Right on Brothers!

1798 days ago
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ME    

Not the "Race card" dummies
Posted at 7:10PM on Aug 21st 2009 by WatUpDoc?
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WHEN SOMETHING DON'T GO THE WAY A BLACK PERSON LIKES IT TO THEN THE CRY RACISM. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME........

1798 days ago
23.

WillOTheWisp    

70. Not the "Race card" dummies
Posted at 7:10PM on Aug 21st 2009 by WatUpDoc?
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WHEN SOMETHING DON'T GO THE WAY A BLACK PERSON LIKES IT TO THEN THE CRY RACISM. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME........


Posted at 7:17PM on Aug 21st 2009 by MJ IS KING OF PILLS


YEAH, I GUESS YOU WOULD THINK THAT, CONSIDERING I SMELL A RANCID RACIST! May your children never turn out like you.

1798 days ago
24.

disfasia    

Jackson didn't put doctors or pharmacies at risk--they made a killing from him and both had the moral authority to stop his addiction. Unlike street drugs, it is simple for a pharmacist and doctor to know when a patient is overusing. Nobody stopped it.

I feel for Michael who followed professional latchers-on, doctors who enjoyed being in his limelight as they wrote out Rx for him. They are much more to blame than he was. Remember, in many prescription addicts minds is this: if the doctor is saying it's ok, then it must be ok. The weight of moral turpitude is clear here. And as many have pointed out, they were chasing fictions in 93 and 03 finding no pedophilia, but the authorities did see a drug habit and chose not to focus on that. I wish Michael would have been arrested for drug misue and then we might just have him smiling with us now.

1798 days ago
25.

ME    

YEAH, I GUESS YOU WOULD THINK THAT, CONSIDERING I SMELL A RANCID RACIST! May your children never turn out like you.


Posted at 7:25PM on Aug 21st 2009 by WatUpDoc?
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TRUTH HURTS DON'T IT???????

1798 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    

MJ IS KING OF PILLS:

I'm thinking, after reading a few of your post, there is a great possibility that maybe you REALLY need to be on some kind of pills. You actually read as though the cheese has slid off your cracker; the sand has washed off your beach, and you're about 5 1/2 cans short of a six pack.

Good luck in your every endeavor.

1798 days ago
27.

WillOTheWisp    

TRUTH HURTS DON'T IT???????


Posted at 7:39PM on Aug 21st 2009 by MJ IS KING OF PILLS


It goes to show, you don't know the TRUTH, because the truth never hurts, it only heals and it does prevail. I love the truth! You should get to know IT, before you make your assumptions.
Well, got to go look in on my elderly WHITE neighbors; they are awesome!

1798 days ago
28.

Mary Uhlik    

Demerol is used for Migraines...I remember Michael having Server Migraines....So that explains that drug...So Demerol is used when nothing else eases the pain...The point the LAPD is Making...Is to much..

1798 days ago
29.

pj    

mikey and his drug houses

1798 days ago
30.

undaunted    

Speaking of Dr. Klown, er, Klein, if he is the cosmetic surgeon who made Michael Jackson look like Joan Crawford (i.e. mug shot) that alone should send him to jail.

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