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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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Jill    

THANK GOD! This no good creep WHO CARRIED THE DRUG DUFFLE BAG and the government is alleging WHAT WE ALREADY KNEW, it wasn't Anna calling the drug docs, it was sleazy Howard. I post on the JonBenet Ramsey case, and am laughing about their mutual libel lawyer LIN WOOD, defednign this sleazbag, and trying to get settlement deals for libel against this evil jerk. CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST. BYE HOWARD.

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32.

Sal    

As I screw up :) Glass house. But I'm not being paid professionally ;-)

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33.

Tracy    

What's up with the typos???

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34.

wrad    

That guy's a lowlife. Too bad he didn't invest all his money with Bernie Madoff

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35.

jessica    

Dont Drop The Soap Stern!

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SereiaMorena    

Good news. I wonder why a man would let a pregnant woman take drugs under his watch. Well, I cannot prove it but it was like 100 % that she will loose that baby and he knew that. About Daniel? how that boy die just like that and had in his body the same drugs that Anna use to take? this whole thing always stinks to me..
If he is guilt of all this diabolic thing I hope he goes to jail and never get out. I hope Daniel gets justice.
Shame on the father's baby that always knew about this drugs stuff and now is friend with Stern :(
I hope them don't forget that what is going around comes around... Karma is a bitch you all

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37.

elle    

F I N A L L Y !

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38.

Adrianna    

Finally...this guy has always given me the creeps.

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Good Grief!    

Thank You California!

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silkwood    

15. 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.

Posted at 10:25PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Zandor
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Most of these above people have been convicting HKS on a very nasty blog for the past two years. Pay them no attention!
They are really wicked.

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41.

Cool    

You cant stop an addict? How is HKS responsible for someone taking their own medicine on their own free will? All The people being charged were not even there together when she passed.

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42.

Your Name    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

READ IT AND WEEP HOWIE FANS!

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43.

bob    

LET STERN ROT IN HELLLLLL

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44.

Cool    

The Federal Court just released SEALED docs to send to this investigation to show conspiracy to 'frame' HKS for murder charges. Did this get to CA already?

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45.

Liz    

The news I've been waiting for a long time. This guy is about as low as low can go living off a sick addicted woman & feeding her drugs to keep her hooked so he could steal her money.

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