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Search warrants in Prince's death to be unsealed Monday

Search warrants in Prince's death to be unsealed Mondayā€¯

Police investigating the death a year ago of pop star Prince found numerous opioids scattered around his home but appear not to have identified where or who supplied the dose of fentanyl that caused his death, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Johnson's attorney, F. Clayton Tyler, confirmed that his client hasn't been subpoenaed. Investigators interviewed Johnson sometime after Prince's death, and he told them Prince had gone to a local medical center for an illness in 2014 or 2015.

Johnson declined to talk to the AP.

Bottles of opioid painkillers - some prescribed to Prince's former drummer and longtime friend Kirk Johnson - were found in several places in Paisley Park, and many medications were found in vitamin pill bottles and in envelopes, search warrants showed.

Meanwhile, it has previously been reported the songwriter - whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson - had predicted his own death and he had been preparing for his final end. Those tests and medications haven't been disclosed.

Schulenberg is no longer working for the health care system connected to the clinic, but the health care system won't say why and his attorney declined to comment.

That some Prince confidants or doctors haven't been interviewed shouldn't necessarily raise red flags, Pissetzky said.

Jeff Cramer, a former federal prosecutor in Chicago, said subpoenas aren't always the best tool.

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"The last thing law enforcement wants to do is to potentially have to immunize somebody who could be the only target of the investigation", Cramer said.

Cramer said investigators are likely trying to uncover everything they can, and they need to get the drugs into a suspect's hands, either through a paper trail or witnesses.

Mauzy said the mission Andrew Kornfeld was sent on was consistent with the work he has done for his father's clinic for years. The official who spoke to the AP said the case has taken investigators to IL and California, as authorities have interviewed friends, family and any potential witnesses, including the flight crew and hospital staff that were present when Prince overdosed on the plane.

The long-awaited search warrants in Prince's death have been unsealed, revealing a lengthy list of prescription medications found throughout the singer's estate, some in the name of one of his oldest confidants - and several containing controlled substances.

Most fatal opioid overdoses that are investigated never lead to criminal charges, said Kerry Harvey, a former US attorney for eastern Kentucky who made prosecuting such cases a high priority.

The search warrants and affidavits show which drugs were recovered from Paisley Park, which drugs Prince may have been using, where he got them from, and who he got them from.

Joe Tamburino is not associated with the Prince case. The search warrant that was briefly public notes that first responders started CPR on Prince before determining he was dead. In a new memoir called "The Most Beautiful", Prince's first wife, Mayte Garcia, said she never saw him take drugs, but she did say the singer once asked her to go up to his hotel room and "flush some pills".

Johnson told authorities that he was unaware that Prince had an addiction to painkillers, but according to the search warrant, investigators were told by witnesses that the singer "recently had a history of going through withdrawals which are believed to be the result of abuse of prescription medication".



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