While none of the four prescription drugs found in the apartment Corey Haim collapsed were “illegal”, one of them has now been linked to a major drug ring.
On Friday, the California Attorney General’s Office said it was investigating the ring and how Haim got the prescription. The Attorney’s office said the ring was known for ordering prescription forms from authorized suppliers using stolen doctors’ identities. The forms were then sold to addicts or people charged with filling the prescription and then selling them.
State Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office said an unauthorised prescription under Haim’s name was found during an ongoing investigation of bogus prescription drug forms ordered from a San Diego supplier.
“Corey Haim’s death is yet another tragedy linked to the growing problem of prescription-drug abuse,” said the statement, issued two days after Haim, 38, was found dead in Los Angeles on Wednesday after an apparent overdose.
“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 and illegally obtained drugs? This is about as surprising as the sun coming up every morning. You mean it rose again? What are the chances?!
In related news, Corey Feldman won’t attend Haim’s funeral. Feldman says he has spent a lot of time with Haim’s mother Judy following his death, however, due to their “strong religious belief” and “need for privacy”, they’ve decided to keep Corey’s funeral on Tuesday small and private.
“In the days following my best friend Corey Haim’s death, I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me,” Feldman says. “I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey’s funeral, however due to their strong religious beliefs, and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey’s funeral on Tuesday a small private affair.
“Understanding the recent media attention and to be respectful of the family’s wishes I have decided not to attend. Instead I will remain in Los Angeles quietly mourning and planning his memorial. As a sign of respect I am asking the media to honor Corey Haim by making the same choice.
“I am working with a few people who were close to Corey to put a memorial together within the next month. At that time, the media will be invited to honor and celebrate the legacy he has left behind, along with friends, fans, and the rest of the Hollywood community.”
Weird. This is the exact same excuse I use whenever I find out I’m not invited to a party. Don’t worry Feldman, if this is anything like what happens to me, the funeral will be dumb and boring anyway. You’ll be much better off sitting alone at home in the dark watching tv and waiting until after 9 to call the cops to complain about the noise coming from that place.