In­side Prince’s Death:


In Touch (USA) - - True crime -

It’s been four months since Prince’s death, and there are still more ques­tions than an­swers. On Aug. 21, an of­fi­cial re­vealed that sev­eral pills taken from the singer’s Paisley Park es­tate af­ter his April 21 over­dose were coun­ter­feit drugs and con­tained fen­tanyl, a syn­thetic opi­oid 50 times more pow­er­ful than heroin. Many pills were falsely la­beled as “Wat­son 385,” a stamp used to iden­tify pills con­tain­ing a mix of ac­etaminophen and hy­drocodone. Those close to Prince “weren’t sur­prised that a num­ber of pills that were sup­posed to be ac­etaminophen and hy­drocodone were ac­tu­ally drugs that con­tained fen­tanyl,” a source tell In Touch. “The ques­tion Prince’s friends have is: How did he get these drugs?” The of­fi­cial added that records show the 57-year-old singer — who, ac­cord­ing to a sec­ond source, also had bot­tles of Per­co­cet, oxy­codone, hy­drocodone and Xanax seized by au­thor­i­ties at the time of his death — had no pre­scrip­tion for any con­trolled sub­stances in the state of Min­nesota in the 12 months be­fore he died. “Prince was clearly go­ing to a great amount of trouble to hide his ad­dic­tion,” adds the first source. “He had help, and his fam­ily wants any doc­tors and/or phar­ma­cists to be held re­spon­si­ble for his over­dose. They need the ques­tions sur­round­ing his death an­swered not only for them­selves but so they can make sure this doesn’t hap­pen to some­one else.”

A pill with the “Wat­son 385” stamp tested pos­i­tive for fen­tanyl, an of­fi­cial said.

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