Doctor prescribed meds for Prince in another name

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Doctor prescribed meds for Prince in another name

One revelation: in April of 2016, on the day Prince's private plane landed in Moline, IL for a medical emergency, a Minnesota doctor named Todd Schulenberg prescribed oxycodone for the singer but put the prescription in the name of Prince's longtime friend and bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, "for Prince's privacy".

Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home on April 21. Deputies attempted CPR but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince's death continues. Those documents were unsealed and made public Monday.

According to the warrants, authorities searched his estates as well as looking through the star's mobile phone records and email accounts.

A prescription monitoring warrant, issued as part of the investigation, reveals the singer was never prescribed any of the controlled substances that were found at Paisley Park.

An attorney for Johnson says Johnson "did not secure nor supply" the drugs that caused Prince's death. Going by his father's directions, Kornfeld flew to Paisley Park to talk to Prince about rehabilitation and the possibility of treatment in San Franscisco.

15 white capsules numbered 853 found in the second floor dressing room on the east side.

CVS Pharmacy bottle in the name of Kirk Johnson containing ondasentron HCl, an anti-nausea medication typically prescribed to chemotherapy patients. The opioids were stored in containers like vitamin bottles. And how long was he taking opioid pain medication? His father, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, arranged for him to come in his place to meet with Prince, "to discuss concerns, determine if Prince was a candidate for their program, and determine if he was willing to participate in their program".

Another half-sibling, Lorna Nelson, also alleged drug use by Prince but was not involved in getting drugs for him, Padden said.

Detectives also discovered Prince's suitcase - which was the one found with several narcotics inside (in prescription pill bottles under Johnson's name) - had the name tag of "Peter Bravestrong" - an alias name authorities believe Prince used when he traveled in an attempt to maintain his privacy. He told detectives that it was the "first time he had ever done something like that for Prince". A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue.

A Minnesota defense attorney who's well-versed on drug cases says prosecutors are unlikely to pursue charges against a doctor who allegedly wrote a prescription for Prince in someone else's name.

Dr. Michael Schulenberg said he prescribed Prince - whose April 21, 2016 death was ruled as an opioid overdose - Oxycodone under his bodyguard Kirk Johnson's name in order to preserve his privacy, according to multiple search warrants executed previous year.

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