No charges after investigation into Prince's death

Who provided Prince with counterfeit painkillers remains unknown.
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Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the death of music icon Prince. 

Metz said a nearly two-year investigation into the singer's overdose death didn't yield "sufficient" evidence to charge anyone. 

"There is no reliable evidence showing how Prince obtained the counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentanyl," Metz said. 

Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen and was pronounced on April 21, 2016.

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An autopsy found he died from an overdose of fentanyl – a powerful synthetic drug that’s used to treat pain. The autopsy report said he took the drug himself, and ruled his death an accident.

Metz concluded his new conference by saying Prince's death is a "tragic example that overdose deaths do not discriminate no matter the demographic."

There were 395 opioid overdoses in Minnesota in 2016, up 18 percent from 2015.

Earlier Thursday, Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, the Minnesota doctor accused illegally prescribing painkillers for Prince, agreed to pay $30,000 in a settlement of a federal civil claim, KARE 11 reports.

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