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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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61.

Cool    

"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."

^^^^^^

It's listing a date range, but the charge 'sounds' like only ONE instance? Or is saying during the whole time?

1959 days ago
62.

Behind the HardRock    

I guess I won't be asked to be on the jury.

1959 days ago
63.

Cool    

It says many things. Prescribing is on all 3. That is significant in definition i would think?

The 8 counts in detail:

According to the L.A. County D.A., the conspiracy counts allege the three defendants conspired to furnish controlled substances to Smith from 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.

1959 days ago
64.

eyes glued opened    

please.... so. .years after her death this comes up.... clearly someone is trying to make some money off of anna, probably her slim ball of a mother..... anna was a grown woman who knew exactly what she was doing and taking.. when will people stop looking to blame others for their own issues... it's always someone eles's fault...

1959 days ago
65.

Illinois person    

Good, probably the only honest thing (Stern) has ever done by "turning himself in". Zandor, why shouldn't people be happy about it? Since Miss Smith is longer able to speak for herself; the fact that Stern has been arrested is now speaking for her.
True she chose to associate with him, why do you ask if "we were there"? You're offering your theories, so were you there?

1959 days ago
66.

erica    

im a pharmacy technician....4 of those bottles are vitamin B-12 injections...the other is Methadone...people use that when they are trying to get off of drugs....so far that pic is not that inciminating the defense can easily get him off.

1959 days ago
67.

chalkoutline    

SOON is Here! Great news. I hope they are still following the money trail too.

1959 days ago
68.

Cool    

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.

Posted at 10:44PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Innocent until proved otherwise

1959 days ago
69.

shirleyfeeney    

Best news I've seen in a long time.

1959 days ago
70.

lacey s    

I am in the medical profession. The safest way to deal with an unborn child whose mother is addicted to opiates is METHADONE. However, over prescribing and aquiring it illegally is criminal. Lay off Howard, but TAKE THESE DOCTORS DOWN! I believe HKS was really trying to help.

1959 days ago
71.

Annette    

I'll never forget seeing video of Anna just completely stoned out of her mind beyond anything I'd ever witnessed in another human being before - and thinking that whoever did that to her should do some serious prison time.

1959 days ago
72.

BEve    

Howard was all Anna had, people... hello?????? Give him a break, go after the doc's but Howard? He was Anna's best friend, where was everyone else?

duh?

1959 days ago
73.

Debzilla    

Just HORRENDOUS! Stern & the others should have been helping her, not enabling her! They should be punished! Anna was so naive and just wanted to be loved by everyone, She trusted these supposed "Professionals" Who in theory practice what they do, which might get em off the hook? I am glad this is finally coming to light! Maybe Anna will get the justification her idol Marilyn never got, which is official causes, reason, & accomplices to her death. People want to hate her for marrying the old rich dude, but guess what? She made him the happiest man in the world before he went!! It was what he wanted, and his wishes as far as the will. I am thinking more is to come, especially concerning her son. :(

1959 days ago
74.

Now Hiring    

Well this ought to make that Reality Show worth watching! Is Larry going to bail Uncle Howie out of jail?

1959 days ago
75.

eyes glued opened    

it's a joke.... .if the government can't get control of any drug where they can control and make a buck off of it, then it automatically becomes an illegal drug regardless of side affect.... it's legalized drug running..... this is why they don't legalize mary-j because anyone can grow it and make money off of it and the government wouldnt make a dime....

1959 days ago
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