DEA asked to help in Jackson investigation

July 6, 2009 10:33:01 AM PDT
ABC News has learned that Los Angeles police want the DEA to get involved in the Michael Jackson death investigation. [READ IT: See Michael Jackson's will]
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Police asked for help from the DEA's diversion division. The unit investigates issues of doctor shopping, over-shopping and pill mills.

On Wednesday, a registered nurse who claimed to care for Jackson today talked about how the singer tried to get her to obtain a powerful sleeping medication. Cherilyn Lee says Jackson was plagued by severe insomnia and he pleaded for Lee to get him the sedative Diprivan.

"I went back and I told Michael because I was at his house," she said. "I said, 'Look, this is a very serious drug.' At first, I was wondering if he was understanding what he was telling me. He said, 'Yes, I know exactly what it is. I've had it before'."

Lee said she did not see Jackson take Diprivan.

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