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Jacko’s drugs bag had eleven containers of propofol

By | Published on Tuesday 30 March 2010

Police apparently discovered eleven containers of the surgical drug propofol when they searched Michael Jackson’s LA home shortly after his death last June. As much previously reported, it was a shot of the drug, administered by Jacko’s private doctor as a cure for insomnia, that killed the late king of pop. Murray faces involuntary manslaughter charges for giving the singer the drug.

According to the Associated Press, who have apparently seen search warrant papers, police searched Jackson’s LA home shortly after interviewing Murray. It’s thought the doctor told officers they’d find a bag full of the drug at Jacko’s property, and that revelation instigated the search.

Assuming that is true, it possibly contradicts allegations that the doctor tried to hide the drugs minutes after the singer’s death and, rather, he did, in fact, cooperate with police throughout, as Murray’s lawyer always claims. Or, perhaps all the drugs were in the one bag because Murray had hidden them there, but he knew there was no point lying about them once under police interrogation.

According to US reports, police also found dozens of tubes of skin-whitening creams in the same bag, in particular tubes of hydroquinone and Benoquin, both commonly used to treat the skin condition vitiligo. Of course, Jackson always claimed it was vitiligo that led to the whitening of his skin over the years.

Murray is due in court to face the involuntary manslaughter charges on 5 Apr.



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