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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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Peachy    

Looks like her two doctors are going down, too. They should lose their licenses.

1946 days ago
17.

Your Name    

YES! YES! THANK YOU LORD! THANK YOU LORD!

1946 days ago
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Hotspur    

Why is everyone so happy about a man being arrested? Are you all so sure he had something to do with Anna's death? If so, how? Are you intimate friends of her? From what I've seen, Stern seems like a pathetic person who would have done anything to please Anna, and apparently, did so, even at his own peril.

Sad.

1946 days ago
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Tambo    

KARMA

1946 days ago
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Woody McBreairty    

I have always felt deep down that Howard K. Smith is responsible for the deaths of Anna Nicole and her son. It was all too smooth and all came down in too great an order to be a coincidence. His plan: to first move Anna Nicole to the Bahamas where the laws were more in his favor; get rid of Anna's son, the obvious heir to her estate, then get rid of Anna Nicole, adopt her daughter and subsequently claim Anna Nicole's potential fortune for her daughter, for which he would be in control. And he went after Anna Nicole's daughter, claimed to be her father, till Larry Birkhead proved otherwise and foiled his plan. His sinister plan ALMOST worked for him and although he did pull it off to a great extent, but not to the end he intended. I hope for the sake of Anna Nicole's legacy, the truth is uncovered and proven and the evil doers recieve their JUST rewards.

1946 days ago
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Tambo    

I hope they put you away from the bahamas so you will NOT be close to the ones you drugged

1946 days ago
22.

BamaCat    

I have been waiting for this day!
I have a pic all ready of him sitting in a cop car.
Poor baby!

1946 days ago
23.

FRANKIE    


It's about time!!!!!!...He was right there when she died, then ran his ass to b uy boat before they found her..Lately been wheeling and dealing with Birkhead for the big bucks...that's where that innocent baby comes in...she's those twos ticket ...they've been together on this from day one...all about the money !!!! hope all the rest get caught too.....

1946 days ago
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Tambo    

BASTARD

1946 days ago
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Virgie, Rita, O'Quinn, the A team.    

Wow, had almost given up hope. Larry...you're next.

1946 days ago
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Cheryl    

IT'S ABOUT TIME! ATLEAST ANNA & HER SON WILL HAVE SOME KIND PEACE (RIP) I AM VERY PROUD OF OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, I THOUGHT ANNA WAS FORGOTTON (NO, I NEVER APPROVED OF HER LIFESTYLE) BUT NO-ONE DESERVES TO DIE THE WAY SHE & HER SON DID. ANY PERSON WHO ALLOWS OR HELPS ANYONE STAY ON DRUGS OR ALCOHOL IS NOT A FRIEND. I ALSO WONDER ABOUT DANNIELYNN? SHE SHOULD BE RAISED BY ANNA NICOLE'S MOTHER, (AFTER ALL, LARRY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO HELP ANNA EITHER) I HAVE PRAYED FOR JUSTICE FOR ANNA, ESPECIALLY HER SON (MAY THE BOTH REST IN PEACE) ! I STILL BELIEVE LARRY IS INVOLVED TOO (AFTER ALL, HE IS STILL HANGING OUT WITH HOWARD K STERN) I HOPE THEY INVESTIGATE LARRY TOO. I THINK EVERYTHING WAS PLANNED YEARS AGO & I HOPE THAT SOMEONE FINALLY TELLS THE TRUTH... GOD BLESS ANNA'S PARENTS & DAUGHTER.

1946 days ago
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Your Name    

OMG! Bama, that is hilarious!

1946 days ago
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Tink44    

Come on people! He didnt shove anything down her throat. She was so heartbroken about Daniels death, I think she died inside waaaay before her heart stopped beating. If hes guilty, then I wish the harshest punishment, but lets see what happens first. This IS America and he is innocent until hes proven guilty. The way the world is right now, we should all have kinder hearts and just get through it all without wishing bad htings to one another.

1946 days ago
29.

Now Hiring    

Well, it is about damn time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1946 days ago
30.

Sal    

I always knew this guy was a prick. Buy you really need to do some spell checking!

1946 days ago
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