NBC: Prince Had Prescription Painkillers When Found Dead

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:28:24 UTC by Alan Duke

NBC News reports that investigators found presription painkillers with Prince at the death scene last week. It will be weeks before results from the autopsy are available to show if the drugs are connected to the cause of death.

The county sheriff investigating the death of Prince is asking for help from the Drug Enforcement Administration, federal law enforcement officials told NBC News on Wednesday.

The officials say prescription painkillers were found in his possession when he died and in his house near Minnesota, though officials have yet to say what role, if any, those medications may have played in his death.