It turns out prescription drugs were found at Prince‘s home when he died.
On Wednesday, law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS news that there were prescription drugs in the artist’s possession and at his Paisley Park abode at the time of his death.
Entertainment Tonight says the insider also explained that the local sheriff’s office has reached out to the Drug Enforcement Administration for help with the investigation.
Authorities have previously stayed silent about anything found or taken from the scene, and we won’t know for sure what caused the musician’s passing until his autopsy results come back.
However, previous reports have suggested that the performer has struggled with drugs in the days leading up to his untimely death.
Only a week before he was found collapsed in an elevator, the singer’s plane had to make an emergency landing after he supposedly overdosed on Percocet.
An incident report from the Moline Fire Department says that, at the time, the icon had to be carried off the aircraft by his bodyguard.
He was apparently given a “save shot” at the hospital before flying back home hours later.
Sources have also said that Prince had struggled with an addiction to painkillers for years, revealing that it started back in 2009 while he had hip issues.
Confidantes confess that he was already by the time he had replacement surgery on the joint the following year. Insiders added that the dependency even became debilitating after that.
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