DEA Officials Called to Help With Prince’s Case
Federal law enforcement officials told NBC News on Wednesday that the county sheriff has asked for assistance from DEA bosses, after prescription painkillers were found in his possession when he died. The DEA will help determine where the medications were obtained and what prescriptions he had, both common checks performed by the government officials in death investigations. Authorities have yet to say what role, if any, the medication may have played in his death. Prince’s remains were cremated on Saturday shortly before the 57-year-old was remembered in a private service at Paisley Park, attended by his family and close friends, including ex-fiancee Sheila E, bass player Larry Graham, and his ex-wife Mayte Garcia.