July 22, 2009 19:12

Drug agents raid Michael Jackson's doctor's office

They're looking for manslaughter evidence, says lawyer

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Agents from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have raided the office of the doctor who was with Michael Jackson when he died last month.

Agents entered the Houston office of Doctor Conrand Murray with a search warrant this morning (July 22), reports Reuters. According to Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, they were looking for evidence of manslaughter.

"The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter," Chernoff said in a statement.

An anonymous law enforcement official said that the search was focusing on the narcotic propofol, also known as Diprivan, which is rumoured to be the drug the pop star was taking before his death.

Chernoff said that agents left the office with "a forensic image" of a computer hard drive and 21 documents. He added that his client is cooperating with the investigation.

Jackson passed away on June 25 after suffering cardiac arrest. The toxicology report is due next week.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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