Police were granted a surprise warrant and raided a Minnesota Walgreen’s pharmacy as part of their ongoing investigation of singer Prince’s death, the New York Daily News wrote.
Served on Thursday, the warrant was granted for a chain store location near Paisley Park is where the singer was spotted four times in the week leading up to his death, TMZ wrote. Reports state that the investigators spent a few hours looking through the pharmacy’s records to see which doctors may have been involved, certain drugs prescribed and fake names potential uses, TMZ noted.
Unnamed sources told TMZ that Prince allegedly had an addiction to the prescription drug Percocet, a pain-killer. They claim that the superstar singer had multiple doctors writing him scripts for the drug including a close “friend.”
The website also claims that Prince became addicted to the drug prior to getting his hip replaced and that the “Purple Rain” singer actually suffered an overdose when his plane emergency landed on April 15, six days before his death. According to KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, Prince was aware of his drug addiction and entered an outpatient treatment program to deal with his issues. This type of investigation is very similar to Michael Jackson’s death, which ended in an involuntary manslaughter conviction for Dr. Conrad Murray who prescribed Jackson the meds that killed him in 2009, the Daily News noted.
As Hello Beautiful reported previously, on April 21, Prince was found dead on an elevator in his mansion home. After the coroner performed an autopsy, his body was cremated and a private funeral was held last weekend in Minnesota.
This story is developing and we will provide updates as they become available.