According to TMZ, one of the many times the Carver Country Sheriff’s Department in Minnesota received calls involving the recently deceased musician, Prince, had to do with what one woman alleged was a heavy cocaine habit.
“The caller is concerned about Prince’s cocaine habits,” the sheriff’s department logged.
Police couldn’t do much, not even a wellness check at the time, because the woman claims she was most concerned following an alleged 2010 conversation with Prince where he admitted that he was struggling to “control his habit.”
Prince, who died two weeks ago this coming Thursday is alleged to have suffered an opiate overdose just days before his death, and may have been struggling with substance abuse for years.
A former attorney for two of Prince’s deceased siblings claimed that they were both very aware of his struggles.
“He was addicted to cocaine and Percocet,” Minnesota attorney Michael Padden told Access Hollywood.
“They told me separately, not together, that he had addiction problems with those two drugs.”
No cause of death has been released by local authorities and details of his autopsy aren’t expected for several weeks.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, seek help, or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).