Prince documents unsealed: No meds in home were prescribed to him
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 11:45
New revelations about drug use were revealed by unsealed search warrants into the death of Prince.
The newly-released search warrants list a Bayer Aspirin bottle with 64 and-a-half pills with the label Watson 853.
Search warrants and affidavits from the Carver County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the continuing homicide investigation in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, were unsealed on Monday.
The documents do not solve the mystery of where Prince got the powerful opioid fentanyl that killed him.
Investigators were not satisfied with some of the answers they got from the group at Prince's estate. Johnson, who had worked for Prince since the late eighties, told investigators that he had no idea that Prince had a pill addiction, though the day before the artist's death he went to a Walgreens to pick up a prescription for him.
A four-day celebration of Prince will be held April 20-23 at Paisley Park during the anniversary of his death.
In the search warrants, detectives allege Schulenberg admitted to meeting with Prince and prescribing Clonidine, Hydroxyzine Pamoate, and Diazepam.
A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician's friend to protect his privacy. The suitcase also contained lyrics for the song "U Got the Look" that appeared to be in Prince's handwriting. A week before his death, the singer was taken ill on a flight from Atlanta after a concert and was revived by two doses of a drug that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose.
Last year, authorities recovered falsely labelled bottles of pills in his home containing fentanyl - and a post-mortem last June revealed he had died from an accidental, self-administered overdose of the drug. Schulenberg was at Paisley Park, dropping off test results, when police arrived there on the morning Prince's body was found.
According to the court documents, Prince didn't have a prescription for any of the drugs found at Paisley Park. Fentanyl was never prescribed to Prince, according to the search warrant affidavits.
The documents showed that some of the prescriptions were made out in the name of Kirk Johnson, Prince's bodyguard, to safeguard "Prince's privacy".
That prescription was filled on the same day that Prince's private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in IL after he overdosed during a flight home following a concert in Atlanta.
-All records for Kirk Johnson's cell phone, from March 21 to April 21, 2016.
The recently unsealed warrants also revealed the fact that Prince was in a romantic relationship with a former contestant on The Voice.
It's been nearly one year since Prince was found unconscious and pronounced dead in his Paisely Park home and while we know that he died of an opioid overdose, we are now learning that his addiction was likely greater than anyone knew. And, experts say, prosecutors and investigators don't want to lose a high-profile case such as Prince's - likely increasing their caution. She represented a doctor who was acquitted of all charges, including false name allegations, in the death of Anna Nicole Smith, the Playboy model and reality TV star who died of an accidental overdose in 2007.