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NBC News: DEA's Help Sought in Prince's Death Probe

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016 08:27 PM

Local Minnesota authorities investigating the death of pop star Prince are asking for the help of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, NBC News reports. 

NBC quotes federal law enforcement officials as saying prescription painkillers were found in Prince's possession where he collapsed and died in his home outside Minneapolis.

The results of an autopsy, including toxicology tests, will not be known for weeks.

The DEA would look into the source of the medications and what prescriptions Prince had, NBC reported. Though some of Prince's friends said they did not know him to ever use drugs, including prescription painkillers, TMZ reported Wednesday that Prince suffered a long-time Percocet addiction. It was first prescribed to him in 2009, according to TMZ.

TMZ earlier reported that Prince received emergency treatment for an opioid overdose six days before his death last week. Percocet is an opioid.

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