Prince’s Doctor Speaks Out After Being Accused In Newly Released Search Warrant

Posted On : April 17, 2017

Remember the doctor who was being investigated for supplying Prince with illegal doses of prescription meds last year (2016)? Well now, after newly unsealed search warrants for Prince’s Paisley Park home were made public, the accused doctor has stepped up to defend himself against the allegations found within them.

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 19: Musician Prince performs onstage at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Findings In Newly Unsealed Search Warrant Documents From Paisley Park

In case you missed it, earlier Monday (4-17-17), it was revealed that the search warrants that were issued at the time of Prince’s death from prescription pain meds on April 21, 2016, have now been unsealed. On a side note, I think the timing of this ‘unsealing’ seems really odd based on the fact that the one year anniversary of his death is approaching…but that’s a whole ‘notha story. Anywho, back to what was found in the search warrant and reported via Associated Press:

Via AP: A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician’s friend to protect his privacy. Autopsy results showed he died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50 times more powerful than heroin.

According to search warrants unsealed Monday, authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of Prince’s associates, and Prince’s emails to try to determine where he got the fentanyl that killed him. The documents suggest Prince was struggling with prescription opioid addiction. One affidavit says Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg admitted he prescribed oxycodone for Prince in a Prince’s associate’s name “for Prince’s privacy.” […] Documents unsealed Monday don’t say how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.

The ‘associate’ was later stated to be Prince’s close friend, although that has yet to be confirmed.

The Doctor’s Response

A Minnesota doctor is disputing that he ever prescribed opioids to Prince or to anyone else with the intent they be given to Prince. Search warrants unsealed Monday by investigators looking into Prince’s overdose death nearly a year ago said that Dr. Michael Schulenberg prescribed opioids to Prince but put them in the name of Prince confidante, Kirk Johnson.

Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg
Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg

Schulenberg’s attorney, Amy Conners, says in a statement that Schulenberg didn’t prescribe opioids either directly or indirectly to Prince. Prince didn’t die of legal prescription drugs. An autopsy found he died of an overdose of illegal fentanyl. An attorney for Johnson says Johnson “did not secure nor supply” the drugs that caused Prince’s death.

B12 Injections

Another random finding within the search warrant is that Prince received regular B12 shots, which are legal, but still are worth mentioning, because it shows just how dedicated he was to giving his fans performances he felt we deserved. see what we mean below:

A search warrant …says the singer routinely got vitamin B12 injections so he could “feel better” before performances. The B12 detail was included in a detective’s affidavit seeking one of the search warrants. The detective wrote that Prince didn’t have a regular doctor, and instead saw various doctors arranged by his managers who would give him B12 injections before performances.

Why has it ben a year and still no one has been held accountable for supplying illegal pain meds to Prince? #Baffled