Sheriff's office discounts reports of drugs found on Prince

Records indicate that Prince's bodyguard carried him unconscious off his private jet during an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. on Saturday night.

- Several national news organizations have reported that prescription drugs were found with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home last Thursday, April 21. ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and CNN cited unidentified law enforcement sources in reporting that prescription painkillers were found at Paisley Park and on Prince himself.

Fox 9 spoke to Carver County Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud on Wednesday. He said those reports were news to him and confirmed the sheriff’s office has not yet asked for the DEA’s help with the investigation. He added that the DEA is not part of the active investigation at this time.

Final autopsy results are expected to take about 3 weeks.

PRINCE DEATH INVESTIGATION: Latest confirmed news from sheriff and medical examiner

Fire and ambulance records released Wednesday by the City of Moline, Ill. indicate Prince’s bodyguard carried him unconscious off of his private jet after it made an emergency landing six days before he died at Paisley Park.

The heavily redacted document, which has very little detail about the response, says emergency personnel responded to a call of an “unresponsive passenger” and arrived on April 15 at 1:24 a.m. at the Quad City International Airport taxiway. They cleared the scene by 2:16 a.m. Details about his treatment were not released.

The document stated: "T12 arrived first and began pt care pt was carried down from airplane by pts body guard. T12 drove A13 to hospital."

No known will

Six documents were filed in Carver County probate court Tuesday morning pertaining to the estate of Prince. The documents list 6 living heirs -- Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson and 5 half-siblings. Tyka Nelson says Prince had no known will.

"I do not know of the existence of a Will and have no reason to believe that the Decedent executed testamentary documents in any form," reads part of the filing from Tyka Nelson. READ MORE

Prince's property

Paisley Park has an assessed value of $6.7 million, but property records obtained by Fox 9 show Prince owned 15 properties in Carver County worth nearly $30 million. The properties were held under Paisley Park, Inc. READ MORE


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