LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A lawyer for one of Michael Jackson's former doctors says his client did warn the late U.S. pop singer of the dangers of the anesthetic propofol.
Attorney Harlan Braun, who represents Dr. Allan Metzger, a rheumatologist, said his client refused to provide Jackson with the powerful anesthetic during a meeting at the singer's Los Angeles home in April, People.com reported Friday.
"Jackson was looking for propofol and Dr. Metzger turned him down and advised him how dangerous it was," Braun said. "Apparently, Jackson was shopping around for the drug or looking for someone to administer it to him."
Authorities suspect Jackson, 50, was given the anesthetic the night before his June 25 death by Dr. Conrad Murray, his personal physician.
Metzger is one of four doctors who have been investigated by police as part of an apparent manslaughter investigation into Jackson's fatal cardiac arrest, People magazine reported.
"Dr. Metzger did nothing wrong, and he's now a potential witness who can testify that Jackson was looking for the drug," Braun said