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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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76.

Justice Prevails    

It is about time!! We all said from the get-go Sterno was guilty and no one believed us..NOW time for justice for Daniel!! You KNOW since Sterno was feeding the drugs to Anna, he had them there to 'od' Daniel because Daniel was presuading Anna to ditch Sterno and Sterno knew it and had to get rid of Daniel.

2051 days ago
77.

ss    

It is about damn time!, I hope he get time in prison with the rest of the Docs and they each get their own boyfried

2051 days ago
78.

eyes glued opened    

exactly, leave howard alone... anna loved him and he did everything for her, and she for him... he was her family. this woman was smart and aware enough to kick out every other user out of her life so if howard was so bad she would have done the same to him... leave this guy alone and go after the doc's.... anna was a grown woman well aware of what she was doing and well before howard she was exactly the same way... this was anna... she always wanted to be like maryland monroe and in the end, she was.....

2051 days ago
79.

chapter one from Rita's book    

It's about time
This guy always gave me the creeps and I seriously thought he was
involved in her drug problem.

2051 days ago
80.

silkwood    

59. 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.

Posted at 11:08PM on Mar 12th 2009 by erica

Thaks fo your informed comment Erica

2051 days ago
81.

justice    

I hope there will be a trial - no plea bargaining/deal. It's the only way the truth will finally come out. One way or another HKS and his ilk need to be forever prohibited from drug dealing. I wonder when Anna had her last lucid thought or when she was even allowed that human right. Howard, I hope you fry for your part in Anna's (and perhaps, Daniel's) death.

2051 days ago
82.

Justice Prevails    

66. Howard was all Anna had, people... hello?????? ......... He was Anna's best friend, where was everyone else? Posted at 11:13PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Pulease

With friends like THAT I hate to see who her enemies were..

2051 days ago
83.

Whack A Mole (finger) (formerly Mad Hatter)    

35. 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

Are you nuts? He kept her bombed out of her mind...even while pregnant. This "pathetic" mans actions cost a woman and maybe her son their lives. Too damn many drugs. He might as well have given Anna a handgun, and then held it for her. He enabled her to death in my opinion. Instead of getting her help, he got her drugs. And he needs to answer for that.

2051 days ago
84.

eyes glued opened    

SO GUYS.... SHOULD YOUR OWN PARENTS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU AND YOUR ACTIONS? SHOULD THEY APPROVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO BEOFE YOU DO IT??? THEN WHY DO YOU BLAME HOWARD? ANNA WAS A GROWN WOMAN, AN ADULT.. THIS WAS WHO SHE WAS...... AND YOU WANT TO PUT THE BLAME ON ANOTHER ADULT FOR HER ADULT BEHAVOIR, GIVE ME A BREAK....

2051 days ago
85.

wtf    

She was a drug addict long before Howard entered her life. Funny how people want to pick and choose when self responsibility should apply.

2051 days ago
86.

uuuhhooohh!!!    

Greeting ANS bloggers!

Celebration time!

Yahoo!

:)

2051 days ago
87.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



Congratulations are in order for Virgie and her family; also Dannielynn who is too young to understand what just happened but it can only be good for her in the long run; knowing that justice will prevail as many of us have said all along, and that her Mommy and Brother will be remembered in a COURT OF LAW when HKS and his little FRankinstein Freak Doctors are doing their well earned time behind bars !!!

I figure they'll each get 36 months, plus five years parole. PRICELESS !

Don't ya just luv watching the stern supporters twist and yet still make their lame attempts at their SPINS ?

And uh, where will HKS come up with 20 grand that doesn't rightfully belong to DL ?

2051 days ago
88.

Marge Billings    

About damn time . I see the granite memorial was placed on the graves recently . I wonder if the family can still have them exhumed and moved if they want to ! I think once LB sees that HKS really had something to do with Anna's and Daniel's death ...maybe he'll change his tone and want them here for little Dannielynn to visit.
Won't be long for the murder charges now !! Oh Happy Day!!!!

2051 days ago
89.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

Oh COME ON people.... Howard did it because Nicole ordered him to. I'm sure if he had his way he'd have preferred she not be on drugs at all. Has anyone watched her show? She was extremely bossy and bitchy and just very difficult to deal with unless she got her way. SHE is the one who took the drugs, and it doesn't matter who got them for her, she would have still got what she wanted one way or another. SHE is the one to blame.

2051 days ago
90.

silkwood    

68. It is about time!! We all said from the get-go Sterno was guilty and no one believed us..NOW time for justice for Daniel!! You KNOW since Sterno was feeding the drugs to Anna, he had them there to 'od' Daniel because Daniel was presuading Anna to ditch Sterno and Sterno knew it and had to get rid of Daniel.

Posted at 11:13PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Justice Prevails

And you know this how?

2051 days ago
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