Official: Prince Investigators Seek Drug Sources
Investigators are seeking to identify every doctor and pharmacy that may have supplied the singer prescription drugs, including online sources.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A law enforcement official says investigators looking into Prince's death are seeking to identify every doctor and pharmacy that may have supplied the singer prescription drugs, including online sources.
The official told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the search for internet suppliers involves examining computer drives from Prince's Minnesota home, where he was found dead on April 21.
The official has been briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak to the media.
The official said investigators want to determine whether any doctor broke the law by overprescribing drugs or prescribing drugs without first giving Prince a requisite physical.
At least two doctors have been identified as having contact with Prince or his staff before he died. Neither is accused of wrongdoing.
The news comes a day after authorities returned to the compound to do another search. A Carver County Sheriff's Office vehicle and about a dozen unmarked vehicles entered the Paisley Park gates on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday evening, the Carver County Sheriff's Office took to Twitter to say, "Detectives are revisiting the scene at Paisley Park as a component of a complete investigation."
The AP also revealed that a since-sealed search warrant revealed more information on Tuesday, stating that a Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication.
The physician, Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, who treated Prince on April 7 and April 20, was questioned by investigators. The warrant did not specify what medications were prescribed or whether Prince took them.