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Anna's

Dr.'s Office Raided

Howard K. Connection

2/5/2009 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the doctor who prescribed Anna Nicole Smith methadone when she was 8 months pregnant has just had his office raided... and we've learned authorities are looking for a connection between the doc and Howard K. Stern.



The California Medical Board got a warrant to search Dr. Sandeep Kapoor's Studio City office this morning. Informed law enforcement sources tell us they are looking for prescriptions Kapoor may have written for Howard K. Stern. We're told Medical Board officials want to know if Stern may have used Kapoor to score drugs for Anna -- something Stern has vehemently denied.

The California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, has been conducting an investigation into Kapoor since 2007. He has also been under investigation by the Medical Board for his prescription practices. Thirteen days before Smith gave birth to Dannielynn he wrote a methadone prescription for her under an alias, Michelle Chase. Under California law, it's illegal to prescribe a controlled substance under a false name.

Launch PhotosThe raid was conducted by the DEA on behalf of the Medical Board. DEA officials took files and other documents.

UPDATE: Howard K. Stern just released this statement to TMZ: "Dr. Kapoor never prescribed Anna Nicole medication in my name -- and that is what the Medical Board will find out."

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