Doctor Prescribed Meds For Prince In Another Name

Apr 18, 2017, 01:47
Doctor Prescribed Meds For Prince In Another Name

FILE - In this February 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. "Many of those areas where the pills were located would be places Prince would frequent, such as his bedroom and wardrobe/laundry room".

Last year, Prince died at the age of 57 due to a fentanyl overdose. Almost a year after Prince died from an accidental d.

Unsealed search warrants in the death investigation of singer Prince revealed today that he was prescribed oxycodone under a friend's name, Kirk Johnson, for privacy purposes.

The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince's death continues.

The documents pertain to the first six months of the investigation into Prince's death at his Minnesota estate a year ago from an overdose of the powerful narcotic fentanyl.

No one has yet been arrested in connection with Prince's death. In some patients, the cycle leads to dependence and addiction.

EMERGENCY LANDING: Investigators learned Prince had "passed out" during a flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis on Thursday April 15, 2016 into Friday, April 16, 2016 after a concert in Atlanta. But it has been widely-reported first responders administered a shot of Narcan on the tarmac, an antidote used in suspected opioid overdoses.

And now, never-before-seen search warrants have revealed that officers searching the Purple Rain singer's home found that it was littered with containers of different pills.

Experts say it's natural authorities would want to speak with Johnson, given his proximity to Prince.

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Aleve bottle with 20 1/2 white pills labeled Watson 853, an imprint on generic pills that contain acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate.

The investigation is ongoing.

Shortly before his death, Prince had sought the help of a local physician as well as a California-based addiction treatment expert, Howard Kornfeld, who sent his son, Andrew, to evaluate Prince.

Some of the bottles were prescribed to Prince's longtime friend, Kirk Johnson, which Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg claimed was done to protect Prince's privacy.

Authorities conducted a second search more than two weeks after Prince died and recovered more evidence, including numerous counterfeit pills, the official said.

As for Dr. Schulenberg, he left his job at North Memorial Medical Center almost three weeks after Prince's death. Schulenberg has an active medical license and is now practicing family medicine in Minnesota. His attorney, Amy Conners, told the AP last week that there are no restrictions on his license. It's not clear if Schulenberg is connected to the fentanyl prescription, however.

It's been almost a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose at his suburban Minneapolis estate, yet investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate or asked a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges are warranted, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

Prince did not have a cellphone, and authorities searched multiple email accounts that belonged to him, as they tried to determine who he was communicating with and where he got the drugs that killed him, according to the search warrants. Dr. Schulenberg met with Prince and prescribed him Clonidine, Hydroxyzine Pamoate and Diazepam, according to the search warrant. As for his secret alias, the papers said, "Judith confirmed that Prince would use the name "Peter Bravestrong" when he would travel..."