'E-mails used to buy drugs'

POLICE believe Michael Jackson used secret e-mail accounts to buy prescription drugs.

POLICE believe Michael Jackson used secret e-mail accounts to buy prescription drugs.

Detectives in Los Angeles recently discovered the late pop legend had accessed AOL and Gmail accounts in the run-up to his death in June from a suspected cardiac arrest and plan to search his personal messages for evidence he used them to acquire medicines illegally.

A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "They could hold vital evidence with regard to Michael's death and the drugs he was using regularly. Not only did he get prescription drugs through a network of doctors, it's believed he may also have got them from illegal websites or drug cartels. The Los Angeles police t has to get a search warrant first and this takes a few days."

The police are also keen to search a private mobile phone belonging to the Thriller singer. Since his death it has emerged Michael had been prescribed a number of drugs - including the powerful sedative Propofol, also known as Diprivan - by a number of doctors. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, is being investigated over manslaughter claims.

Meanwhile, medical expert Susan Etok has claimed she was asked by the "King of Pop" to prescribe Diprivan for him and discovered a secret stash of drugs in his bathroom - which she took a sample of and gave to the police.

She said: "Alarm bells went off in my head and I knew I needed to get out of there right away. There was just a whole bunch, like a box with stacks of different medicines. And I took just a sample of those just to see what they were. There were just so many, and paraphernalia such as syringes, tourniquets and surgical gloves and masks."

Meanwhile, Michael's mother Katherine - who has guardianship of his three children is looking at sending the grieving trio to school.