Feds, including DEA, join Prince investigation

May 4, 2016 5:02 PM by News Staff

Federal authorities including the Drug Enforcement Administration are joining the investigation of Prince's death.

A statement Wednesday from the U.S. Attorney's Office says that office and the DEA are joining the Carver County Sheriff's Office in investigating Prince's April 21 death at age 57.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation has told The Associated Press that investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk about the investigation. The same official also said investigators are looking at whether Prince had suffered an overdose when his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, less than a week before he died.

Earlier Wednesday, a Minnesota attorney said the day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment to set up an urgent meeting with Prince.


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