Percocet Reported Found in Prince’s Bloodstream During Autopsy

While the official toxicology report has yet to be released, there’s a report that Percocet, a powerful opiate-based painkiller, was found in Prince’s bloodstream during the autopsy.

The rumour, delivered by the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, says two law enforcement sources close to the investigation revealed that Prince’s red blood cell count was “dangerously low.” This indicated he was sick before he died. Meanwhile, the DEA is assisting with the investigation.

Meanwhile, People has this about Dr. Howard Kornfield, a drug rehab specialist.

The California addiction specialist who sent his son to Minneapolis to meet withPrince is defending his practices on Facebook.

Dr. Howard Kornfeld, the medical director of Recovery Without Wallsoutpatient addiction clinic, arranged for his son Andrew Kornfeld to discuss treatment options for an addiction to prescription painkillers with Prince at Paisley Park on April 21, the day of the singer’s death.

The Kornfeld family attorney William Mauzy said during a Wednesday press conference that Andrew was at Prince’s home when the singer was discovered unconscious, and revealed that he had a small dosage of drug Suboxone on his person at the time. Mauzy first told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Andrew, who is a pre-medical student that works with Recovery Without Walls, never intended to administer the drug to Prince, and was simply transporting it to a Minnesota physician.

This is just going to get uglier.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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