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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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46.

go and get it    

THANK GOD THAT LITTLE GIRL WAS NOT THIS DOUCHE BAGS FATHER. WAIT UNTIL SHE GETS OLD ENOUGH TO FIND OUT THE GUY WHO TRIED TO KEEP HER FROM HER BIO-DAD, IS THE ONE WHO HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH HER DEATH. JUST TO THINK ALL OF THIS HAPPENED OVER MONEY. AND I BET IF THEY KEEP DIGGING IN TO STERN THEY WILL FIND OUT THAT HE PROBABLY HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH DANNIEL'S DEATH AS WELL.

1995 days ago
47.

You guys are idiots!    

I just have to say that the video of her in the clown make-up is one of the saddest things I've ever seen. That 's it.

1995 days ago
48.

Howard Supporter    

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.

Posted at 10:44PM on Mar 12th 2009 by ?

They are not charged in her death. Would be a lot more than$20,000 bail.

Watch this blow up in Brown's face big time. Stupid old fart.

1995 days ago
49.

Cool    

"one count of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance. "

HKS is not a physician how he can 'prescribe' anything?

1995 days ago
50.

Jill    

People, keep boycotting the CORRUPT Bahamas. Where HOWARD kept pushing back the inquest into Daniel's SUSPICIOUS death. Where HOWARD openly bribed an immigration government agent with a Rolex watch. The place where they didn't even subpoena the nannies, who said under oath in an affidavit Anna said to Howard YOU DID THIS, about Daniel's death. Is Stern still squatting in that mansion he didn't pay a cent for there? If you want justice, vacation in the US, not that corrupt place! We all heard how STONED Anna was in EVERY single ET interview, shortly before her death.

1995 days ago
51.

justice    

About freakin' time.
HKS is a drug pusher who should be put away.

1995 days ago
52.

Howard Supporter    

"one count of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance. "

HKS is not a physician how he can 'prescribe' anything?

Posted at 10:51PM on Mar 12th 2009 by ?

different counts for the doctors

1995 days ago
53.

Whack A Mole (finger) (formerly Mad Hatter)    

Howie will look ravishing in orange
einy

1995 days ago
54.

ttyl    

That is good to hear. This monster was like a volture that preyed on the weak.

1995 days ago
55.

Cool    

40. I just have to say that the video of her in the clown make-up is one of the saddest things I've ever seen. That 's it.

Posted at 10:50PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Just my opinion..you don't have to like it

It was :50 seconds of a 45 MINUTE video. Edited for you to mock. Let her RIP

1995 days ago
56.

YLG    

OK. They got him for Anna, now what about Danny?

1995 days ago
57.

Lovejac23    

Heartbreaking. I hope Stern...the friggn bastard....and all involved receive lots of prison time.

1995 days ago
58.

Lily    

FINALLY... HOPE HE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES!!

1995 days ago
59.

silkwood    

Be rational people. Anna would have probably been dead long ago if Howard hadn't tried to take care of her.
Don't bring bad karma on yourself.

1995 days ago
60.

wiseOne    

There but for the grace of God goes Britney.

Stern/Lufti

1995 days ago
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