Corey Haim: Arrest Made in Connection to Actor's Death
A Person Has Been Arrested in Connection with the Death of Corey Haim After Pharmacy Records Released
The police are not releasing any name at this point, but the California Attorney General's office has confirmed that they have made an arrest in connection with the death of actor Corey Haim last week. This arrest comes after pharmacy records were released to the police that reveal the actor was prescribed thousands of pills, some dangerous, from as many as 12 different doctors last year according to Attorney General Jerry Brown and CNN.
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Mr. Brown did say last week that Haim's death was linked 'to an illegal and massive prescription drug ring.'
Haim's family has stated that he was barely taking any drugs, but Mr. Brown said that threre was evidence to suggest otherwise.
"If he took all the pills that our records show he was prescribed over the last year and three months, he took very damaging assaults on his body," Brown said.
According to Corey Haim's autopsy results, although the toxicology results are still to be released, Haim had pulmonary congestion when he died (water on the lungs) and an enlarged heart, and he was suffering from pneumonia. A drug overdose cannot be ruled out as cause of death until the toxicology results are back, and that will take another few weeks according to Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Ed Winter.
State investigators know that Haim obtained "massive amounts" of legal drugs "in what looks to me like a questionable manner because of so many doctors," Brown said.
The illegal prescription drug ring that looks like it is being connected to Haim's death worked on the basis of stolen identities from doctors so that the prescription pads that they ordered were legitimate.
"Once they get that prescription pad in the doctor's name, then they can write a prescription, or they can sell it to someone to write a prescription like Corey Haim," Brown said. "Then he can go into the pharmacy and get his legal drugs illegally."
Haim's manager and family have always stated that it was not a drug overdose that killed Haim, but there was one prescription found in Haim's home of which only one was taken, and manager Mark Heaslip thinks that Haim may have had a reaction to that drug.
We will update this post when we know more about the arrest.