The evidence suggests that Prince took counterfeit Vicodin, containing fentanyl on or about April 21, 2016. Unfortunately, the subject counterfeit Vicodin pills are an exact imitation of real Vicodin pills, but the counterfeit pills contain the potentially deadly opioid, fentanyl. Nothing in the evidence suggests that Prince knowingly ingested Fentanyl.
In addition, there is no evidence that any person associated with Prince knew Prince possessed any counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. Despite their extensive efforts, law enforcement was unable to determine the source of the counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentanyl.. Therefore, without probable cause and no identified suspect, the Carver County Attorney's Office can not file any criminal charges involving the death of Prince.