Feds Drop Heath Ledger Drug Probe, Mary-Kate Inquiry
Access Hollywood has reported that Mary-Kate Olsen has been subpoenaed by the New York Drug Enforcement Administration to testify in front of a grand jury regarding Heath Ledger’s accidental overdose in January.
Gosh, this really puts a damper on that literary career MK was hoping to jumpstart. Not to mention it throws salt in wounds of the sensitive twin after being filleted at the Bob Saget roast Tuesday night.
Five medications were found in Ledger’s body at the time of his death, including Oxycontin and Vicodin. Neither of which he had a legal prescription for.
The masseuse that found the actor’s body first called Mary-Kate Olsen. Investigators want to know exactly why.
Olsen’s rep issued a statement Monday saying the blonde actress “had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger’s home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them.”
The rep added that they “have provided the government with relevant information,” and said Mary-Kate would not speak to the feds any further without being provided immunity.
That didn’t fly. The DEA have issued the subpoena that will now force her to talk.
Just don’t ask her to run through her lines from Weeds.
UPDATE: A law enforcement official stated this evening that the investigation into how Heath Ledger obtained the painkillers that contributed to his overdose in January has been dropped.
Investigators “don’t believe there’s a viable target,” said the official.
Hmmm. Mary-Kate either has a handy guardian angel or friends in high places.