Judge orders search warrant for Prince's home sealed
Source tells CNN the singer had prescription medication
Authorities are waiting on toxicology test results
Authorities investigating the death of music legend Prince found prescription opioid medication on him and in his Minnesota home, a law enforcement official told CNN.
The pills are commonly used to treat pain, and investigators have brought in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help with the case, the source said.
Investigators so far haven’t found any indication that Prince had a valid prescription for the recovered opioid medications, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.
DEA investigators will focus on the source of the medication. The officials stressed Thursday it is still early in the investigation.
Investigators believe a health scare about a week before Prince’s death, which caused an unscheduled landing of his plane in Illinois, was likely the result of a reaction to the pain medication, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.