Just ahead of this weekend's two-year anniversary of Prince's death, prosecutors announced they would file no criminal charges in the case and the state investigation was closed.
Surveillance footage showed the bodyguard Johnson at a Walgreens, picking up a prescription hours before Prince's death.
Prince was found dead in an elevator on his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on April 21st, 2016. Schulenberg provided a prescription for clonidine, a blood pressure medication used to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms and an antihistamine similar to Benadryl.More news: Warriors use second half surge to beat Spurs in Game 2
"The bottom line is we simply do not have sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime in relation to Prince's death", Metz said, per the New York Times. The bottle was found in Prince's bedroom and was photographed by police as part of the investigation into his death.
Carver County attorney Mark Metz said in a statement: "Despite the intensive law enforcement investigation, there is no reliable evidence showing how Prince obtained the counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentanyl, or who else may have had a role in delivering the counterfeit Vicodin to Prince".
"Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him", Metz said. "The counterfeit pills contain the potentially deadly opioid, fentanyl". A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday, April 19, 2018.