Governor Dayton Proclaims Saturday "Prince Day" in Minnesota

Posted April 22, 2018

The release contained hundreds of photos of Paisley Park that offered a glimpse into the artist's life.

Prince kept his counterfeit Vicodin pills - which would later be discovered to contain fentanyl - in a vitamin C bottle, this according to new photos obtained by The Blast. The recording artist was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, where he died at age 57. Prosecutors alleged Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg wrote a prescription for oxycodone in the name of Prince's bodyguard, intending it to go Prince. "As you have known him longer you can tell that better than me". It was announced this week that no charges would be made in relation to the music icon's death.

The messages show Johnson contacted Schulenberg on April 7, 2016 because Prince wasn't feeling well and wanted fluids. Prince's doctor had prescribed a medication used to treat opioid withdrawal.

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The documents also show that Prince's closest confidants knew he was a private person and tried to respect that, with Johnson saying: "That's what pisses me off cause it's like man, how did he hide this so well?" His doctor was also seen arriving to find rescue units already on the scene.

Following the announcement, the Carver County sheriff's office in Minnesota has released 15GB of data - the "vast majority" of evidence - to the public under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.

A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy showed last month that the singer had "exceedingly high" concentrations of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in his body.

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He had been struggling with a dependence on painkillers, Carver County lawyer Mark Metz said.

The doctor also agreed to submit to monitoring by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Schulenberg admitted to no facts or liability in the settlement, which includes stricter monitoring of his prescribing practices, and authorities said he is not the target of a criminal investigation.

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