8/22/2016 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prince‘s deadly dose of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl was NOT prescribed by a doctor, which means it’s a near impossibility anyone will ever be charged with his murder.
Law enforcement sources confirm investigators have not turned up a prescription for the Fentanyl. The Fentanyl pills found at Paisley Park were in a bottle labeled hydrocodone — and it’s now believed they were illegally obtained.
Our sources tell us whoever gave Prince the drug would face a 3rd degree murder charge under Minnesota law. However, without a prescription, we’re told Prince’s doctors would be in the clear … so there’ll be no Conrad Murray-esque trial.
Investigators would have to track down the source of the illicit Fentanyl — it’s reportedly an epidemic problem in Minnesota — for anyone to stand trial for murder.
It’s still possible a doctor could get nailed for over-prescribing other opioids. Remember, we broke the story … Prince nearly OD’d on Percocet 6 days before his death at Paisley Park.