updated 04/06/2010 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/06/2010 AT 3:20 PM ET
In a month leading up to his March 10 death, Corey Haim illegally obtained a massive amount of prescription drugs by “shopping doctors,” using fraudulent prescriptions, an alias and giving several medical excuses, the California attorney general said in a press conference Tuesday.
In a 32-day period ending just five days before he collapsed in his mother’s L.A. apartment, Haim possessed at least 149 tablets of Vicodin, 195 tablets of Valium, 15 tablets of Xanax and 194 tablets of Soma, according to Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr., who called Haim the poster child of prescription drug abuse.
Haim, 38, went to seven different doctors and seven different pharmacies to obtain the doses, Brown said. The actor also collected the drugs from emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.