Police executed a search warrant at a Las Vegas pharmacy Tuesday morning in connection with the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.
More than a dozen law enforcement officers, including federal drug agents, were seen inside Applied Pharmacy on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The warrant is part of the follow-up to searches of the home and clinic of Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal doctor, last month in Las Vegas, the source said. The source asked not to be named because the individual was not authorized to speak to the news media.
The warrants used for those earlier searches - which were filed in a Clark County, Nevada court - imply that investigators looking into Jackson's death believe the singer was a drug addict.
The warrants, signed by District Judge Timothy Williams and given to CNN by Las Vegas affiliate KTNV, say that "there is probable cause to believe" that the searches would uncover evidence at Murray's home and office of excessive prescribing, prescribing to an addict, prescribing to or treating an addict and manslaughter.
They cite "probable cause to believe" that the premises contained "records, shipping orders, distribution lists, use records relating to the purchase, transfer ordering, delivery and storage of propofol (Diprivan)."
A source told CNN last month that Murray, a Texas-based cardiologist, allegedly gave Jackson the anesthetic propofol - commonly known by the brand name Diprivan - in the 24 hours before he died.
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