Document says doctor advised medicine for Prince in another name
- Author: Ernesto Newman Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 1:45
Prince, 57, died on April 21, 2016, after he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park residence in Minnesota. The official who spoke to the AP said the case has taken investigators to IL and California, as authorities have interviewed friends, family and any potential witnesses, including the flight crew and hospital staff that were present when Prince overdosed on the plane. Deputies attempted CPR but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Prince stopped using a cellphone after being hacked, depending on email and a landline.
Despite this new information, we still don't know how Prince obtained fentanyl, the opioid painkiller that ultimately killed him.
Search warrants executed by local authorities, likely including one from the first search of Paisley Park, are due to be unsealed Monday.
PRINCE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PRESCRIPTIONS: According to the court documents, Prince didn't have a prescription for any of the drugs found at Paisley Park.
Inside the suitcase were several bottles with prescriptions in the name of Kirk Johnson, Prince's bodyguard.
Prince's Paisley Park complex. Almost a year after Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate nor asked a grand jury to investigate potential criminal charges, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.
15 white capsules numbered 853 found in the second floor dressing room on the east side.
Other bottles of pills were marked under the name of his friend Kirk Johnson. The opioids were stored in containers like vitamin bottles. Pills with A-349 are associated with acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride, and orange pills with No. 8 are ondasentron. One affidavit states that the doctor met with Prince and prescribed him three sedatives: clonidine, hydroxyzine pamoate and diazepam. He said his father was unaware that he had brought the drugs. Prince also had not been prescribed any of the controlled substances found in his home, the documents reveal. He told detectives that it was the "first time he had ever done something like that for Prince".
However, the medications were not prescribed to the musician under his own name. The prescribing doctor was listed as Schulenberg. Prince's private jet made an emergency landing at the airport in Moline, Illinois. The goal was for the younger Kornfeld to help evaluate Prince's health and encourage him to enter treatment for pain management and potential addiction issues, attorney William Mauzy told reporters.
Some of the drugs in Prince's bedroom were in a suitcase with the name Peter Bravestrong on it - believed to be an alias he used when travelling.
And the former attorney for two of Prince's dead siblings says they had revealed Prince had an addiction to Percocet decades ago.