After being suspected of passing away from a prescription drug overdose, Corey Haim has now been linked to a large investigation into an illegal drug ring. RadarOnline reports that investigators found prescriptions in Corey’s name on stolen and “unauthorized” prescription pads during an ongoing investigation. California Attorney General Jerry Brown is now investigating the link between Corey, his death and the illegal drug ring, involving stolen doctor’s identities to obtain prescription pads. So far 5,000 fake prescriptions have been uncovered.
Corey, who has previously battled addictions to prescription medication, is suspected to have died of a drug overdose. While the Los Angeles Coroner confirms that four prescription medication bottles where found at his home, it is unclear whether these were legit prescriptions, or from the illegal drug ring, PEOPLE reports.
And while the exact cause of Corey’s, 38, death is to be determined from toxicology tests, the situation already seems clear to Jerry Brown, who told RadarOnline: “Corey Haim’s death is yet another tragedy linked to the growing problem of prescription-drug abuse. This problem is increasingly linked to criminal organizations, like the illegal and massive prescription-drug ring under investigation. It’s a serious public health problem.”
Corey Haim died on Wednesday in Los Angeles after collapsing at his mother’s home.
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