Prosecutors Investigating Prince's Death to Announce Possible Criminal Charges

Prosecutors Investigating Prince's Death to Announce Possible Criminal Charges

Prince was found unresponsive on April 21, 2016, after a fentanyl overdose.

Almost two years after his death, images of Prince and Paisley Park during his final days were released after Carver County authorities announced Thursday that there would be no criminal charges in his death.

Prince enters and leaves a clinic in Minnetonka, shortly before he died. His passing dealt a massive blow to the music world, fans, and pop culture as he became one of the many iconic rock stars lost in 2016. However, search warrants previously released say Schulenberg told authorities he prescribed oxycodone to Prince on April 14 and put it under the name of Prince's bodyguard and close friend, Kirk Johnson, "for Prince's privacy". Prince's doctor had prescribed a medication used to treat opioid withdrawal.

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The day before his death, Paisley Park staffers contacted California addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld as they were trying to get Prince help.

As previously reported, toxicology reports found that Prince had an "exceedingly high" amount of fentanyl in his system at the time of his death. He said there's no evidence any person associated with Prince knew he possessed any counterfeit pill containing fentanyl. Metz adding during the press conference that Prince was likely unaware that the counterfeit pill had been laced with fentanyl, "In all likelihood, Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him".

But none of his inner circle was able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.

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