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Stern, 2 Docs Charged in Anna Nicole Drug Case

3/13/2009 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Howard K. Stern turned himself in last night -- he was arrested and charged, along with two other doctors, for allegedly conspiring to fuel an addict with prescription drugs -- and the addict was Anna Nicole Smith.

Howard K. Stern, Sandeep Kapoor

Stern and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor (above right) and Khristine Eroshevich are being charged with a total of eight felonies.

Sandeep Kapoor: Click to watchAccording to the L.A. County D.A., the conspiracy counts allege the three defendants conspired to furnish controlled substances to Smith between July, 2004 and January 2007.

Stern and Kapoor were charged with one count of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance. Eroshevich and Stern were charged with unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance between June 2004 and January 2007.

Kapoor and Eroshevich were each charged with obtaining a prescription for opiates by "fraud, deceit or misrepresentation." They were both also charged with one count of obtaining a prescription for opiates by giving a false name or address.

Kapoor and Stern were also charged with one count of "prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict." Eroshevich was charged with the same crime for separate prescriptions.

Bail is recommended at $20,000 for each defendant. We know both Stern and Kapoor bailed out Thursday night.

As we first reported, California drug officials recently raided the Los Angeles office of Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, looking for evidence against Stern.

Stern has denied doing anything illegal in connection with drugs and Anna Nicole.

The pictures below -- obtained by TMZ -- were taken in Anna Nicole's bedroom in the Bahamas, shortly after she died. It was stocked with methadone (5 mg per 5 ml), along side Slim-Fast. The Slim-Fast is ironic since Anna was a TRIMSPA spokesperson.

Howard K Stern
TMZ had obtained docs showing that 13 days before Anna Nicole Smith gave birth to Dannielynn, Dr. Kapoor wrote a prescription for methadone. It was written to Michelle Chase, an alias Anna used.


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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

WOW that mug shot of HOWARD ! He looks like he just killed two people.

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I always fell this guy has something to do with her death. Hopefully, the truth will come out.

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(I second that).

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Finally. This is the creepiest bottom feeder I've seen in Hollywood.

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Finally. Let the Justice system show us it truly does prosecute those needing to be prosecuted, not just the Madoffs and Vicks, but idiots like this douche bag who may have had a direct contribution in the death of two people by his getting drugs.

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truth & justice seeker    

Best news I've heard in a long time. Finally!

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Hopefully, Howard K. Stern will receive more than a "slap on the wrist" for his involvement in obtaining illegal prescription drugs for Anna Nicole Smith. He should "go directly to jail" like Bernard Madoff did today.

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Whack A Mole (finger) (formerly Mad Hatter)    

Couldn't happen to a more deserving group! It's about damn time!

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Love it!

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i knew it....what a sick creep

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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

This is fantastic ! Thank you GOD !

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Now Hiring    

Thank You God! This is what I have been waiting for.

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It is about time!

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