We may finally start getting some real answers about Prince’s death. A new report claims the DEA has becoming involved in the investigation, and is looking into which doctors were giving Prince the opiates that played a role in killing him. We have all the details, right here.
The DEA is now officially involved in the investigation of Prince’s death. On May 4, a report came out that drugs are now the focus of a criminal investigation into who was prescribing the legendary musician the opiates that may have eventually killed him. Here’s what we know so far.
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A law enforcement insider in Minnesota gave TMZ the lowdown about the DEA’s new involvement in Prince’s death investigation. They report that it has now become a criminal probe with drugs at the center of the investigation.
According to their sources, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Minnesota Attorney General are delving into Prince’s history with prescription drugs, especially opiates like Percocet, and focusing on which doctors may have been enabling him to become addicted and eventually die from overuse. TMZ says they know one doctor that was a friend of Prince’s but that the investigation goes much wider.
On top of doctors, they will also be looking into which pharmacies filled his excessive prescriptions and which people in his life served as enablers, helping him to get or overuse pills. Because Prince had a life-threatening addiction to Percocet, TMZ says authorities expect the drug to be at the root of his death. A toxicology report could take several more weeks to confirm his cause of death.
HollywoodLifers – do you think the doctors who prescribes Prince the pills he was addicted to should be held responsible for his death? Share your thoughts with us!