Investigation nears end: Multiple charges likely in Matthew Perry case

Will there be charges in the case of Matthew Perry's death? Police are close to concluding the investigation
Will there be charges in the case of Matthew Perry's death? Police are close to concluding the investigation
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7:57 AM EDT, June 26, 2024

American law enforcement claims that "several people" may face charges in connection with the death of Matthew Perry. As reported, the investigation "is nearing its end."

Matthew Perry, an actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the TV show "Friends," died in October of last year. The autopsy of the 54-year-old actor revealed that he overdosed on ketamine. The police initiated an investigation, and on Tuesday, June 25, People magazine, citing a law enforcement source, stated that the investigation "is nearing its end" and that "several people" may face charges.

The source cited by the magazine does not disclose the identity of the "several people" mentioned or any further details. As the informant emphasizes, the prosecutor's office will ultimately decide any future actions.

After the actor's death, the involvement of third parties was ruled out, considering that the death was accidental. The autopsy report published in May showed that the actor died from a ketamine overdose. Coronary artery disease and the effect of buprenorphine, a prescription drug often used in the treatment of opioid addiction, were indicated as additional factors that could have contributed to his death.

Before his death, Matthew Perry was undergoing ketamine infusion therapy for anxiety and depression. However, the autopsy report stated that "the ketamine in his system at the time of death could not have come from the infusion therapy." The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in collaboration with the Los Angeles police, initiated an investigation to determine the source of the substance.

Where did Matthew Perry get ketamine? investigators are following leads

Law enforcement sources tell us that an investigation is ongoing to determine where Matthew got the ketamine that played a role in his death. The main questions are who supplied the drug and under what circumstances— reported TMZ some time ago.

As part of the investigation, conversations were held with "several key people in Hollywood" known to "use or abuse drugs." These discussions aimed to discover potential sources of distributing illegal substances. The Daily Mail, citing its sources, indicates that individuals from a dating app Perry used could have supplied the drugs.

He was meeting girls through dating apps and inviting them over, the informants say, adding that the encountered individuals "brought drugs with them." He also obtained illegal drugs from old girlfriends; there was a kind of network, the source adds.

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