Unsealed search warrants in the death investigation of the singer Prince revealed today that he was prescribed oxycodone under a friend's name, Kirk Johnson, for privacy purposes.
The newly unsealed documents state that Prince's famed Paisley Park home and studios, where he was discovered unresponsive, were searched, along with cellphone records and emails of the artist and his team, to determine where he got the fentanyl that resulted in his death, among other drugs he was taking at the time.
Though the warrants don't reveal the origin of the fentanyl, they name Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg as a prescriber of oxycodone for Prince and add that those prescriptions were in Johnson's name, not Prince's, for "privacy" reasons. Schulenberg was named in previous warrants and was present when Prince's body was discovered. Schulenberg told police that he met with Prince twice in the weeks before his death.
Another revelation from the paperwork is the sheer amount of opioids Prince was taking at the time.
"There was a sizable amount of narcotic medications located inside Paisley Park," one document reads. "Many of those areas where the pills were located would be places Prince would frequent, such as his bedroom and wardrobe/laundry room."
The pills were stored not in typical prescription bottles but in "various other containers such as vitamin bottles," a document states.