By Allan Lengel
The drama surrounding the death of pop star Michael Jackson escalated with news that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was getting into the act.
The Associated press reported that an unnamed law enforcement official in Washington said that the Los Angeles Police Department had asked the DEA to help look into Jackson’s doctor and the singer’s drug use.
The unnamed official said the DEA could provide additional resources and knowledge local police might not have.
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