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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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91.

Justice Prevails    

Whats even better is that NOW Anna's family can sue for wrongful death!!! Hey, if it was good enough for that Slimeball Goldman, it is good enough for Anna's family...

2048 days ago
92.

justice    

Anna had how many drugs in her system when she died? Howard knew. Now it turns out there could be solid proof he gave and administered them to her. What an awful man.
And for those who claim they were best friends, are you CRAZY??

2048 days ago
93.

Joanie    

HOWARD IS THE ONE WHO PICKED UP THE DRUGS FOR HER. HE KEPT HER SUPPLED, AND SOME OF THE DRUGS WERE IN HIS NAME. HE LAUGHED WHEN SHE WAS STONED IN THAT VIDEO, AND THAT CHRISTINE WATCHED HER HOLDING THE BABY WHILE STONED ALSO....INSTEAD OF GETTING HELP FOR HER.

2048 days ago
94.

Justice Prevails    

81. Oh COME ON people.... Howard did it because Nicole ordered him to. Posted at 11:26PM on Mar 12th 2009 by HARDY-HAR-HAR


Come on..You mean ole Sterno never heard the phrase.."JUST SAY NO!!!" ??

2048 days ago
95.

silkwood    

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.

Posted at 11:21PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Whack A Mole

Just like you admitted to plastering The photo of Dead Daniel all over the net? Yeah, you need to answer for that too.

2048 days ago
96.

Whack A Mole (finger) (formerly Mad Hatter)    

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

Posted at 10:56PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Ask for the WHOLE tape

How do you edit the tape to make her pupils the size of dinner plates???????

2048 days ago
97.

eyes glued opened    

#80 you're a total nut whack job.... go to oprah........

2048 days ago
98.

Cool    


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.

Posted at 11:21PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Whack A Mole

BS. Where is the proof in that statement? When was she bombed and pregnant? When GBT/FS were helping her with meds and taking her to the Bahamas? What about ANS statement read in the Inquest proceedings about HER OWN fight with scripts? NONE of the people arrested were with ANS when she passed.

Didnt you just get sued for your actions as a blogger or is that one of your multiple biddies that is ranting the same sh!t?

2048 days ago
99.

fame ho    

If an adult commits a crime because another person asked them to....then who is responsible...... the person WHO committed the crime. WOW.... all the wack jobs Sterno idiots are all here......I have never seen a bigger bunch of idiots than all the Sterno idiots.......give up ..your little drug pusher was busted!

2048 days ago
100.

wtf    

84. Whats even better is that NOW Anna's family can sue for wrongful death!!! Hey, if it was good enough for that Slimeball Goldman, it is good enough for Anna's family...

Posted at 11:29PM on Mar 12th 2009 by Justice Prevails
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Virgie has to prove she lost something. Anna hated her and didn't support her so she didn't lose anything. It's a no go.

2048 days ago
101.

Judas    

I think it is kind of like with O.J. who obviously committed murder but ended up doing time for robbery. Similar if Howard ends up doing time for drug fraud charges but skating on any possible murder charges.

People are happy about a man getting arrested because it is good to see justice working its way through the system and most people consider it a cause for celebration.

2048 days ago
102.

Justice Prevails    

Hey Sterno-ites..Maybe your 'hero' will try for a plea bargain in exchange for immunity...That right there still opens him wide (pun) for a Civil Suit.

2048 days ago
103.

silkwood    

topix must be dead tonight? They're all HEEERE!

2048 days ago
104.

BILLYJOE    

WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG.

2048 days ago
105.

wtf    

Justice Prevails

You like to run your mouth with your slanderous remarks. Easy to see you are here because you're unwanted on WS and for good reason.

2048 days ago
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