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Howard K. Stern Charged with Providing Drugs for Anna Nicole!!!


And the saga continues!

Anna Nicole Smith’s longtime partner and attorney Howard K. Stern and two doctors were charged Thursday with conspiring to furnish drugs before her death in 2007, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. …

At the time of her death several prescription medications — both in Smith’s name and that of her partner and lawyer, Stern — were found in the room.

Officials said prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found in Smith’s system, including three antidepressants or antianxiety drugs. Also found in toxicology testing was human growth hormone and chloral hydrate, a sleep medication, officials said.

Stern, 40, and doctors Sandeep Kapoor, 40, and Khristine Eroshevich, 61, were each charged with eight felonies, including conspiring to furnish controlled substances, unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance and obtaining fraudulent prescriptions between June 2004 and January 2007 — only weeks before the playmate’s death.

Kapoor and Eroshevich were each also charged with obtaining a prescription for opiates by “fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” Each were also charged with one count of obtaining a prescription for opiates by giving a false name or address, according to the DA’s office.

All three were charged with one count of “prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict.”

Hells yeah! It’s about time these people are held responsible. Anna Nicole was making horrible, fatal choices, but these people, particularly the doctors, were breaking the law in order to enable her. I certainly hope they make an example of this. It’s the same situation with Heath Ledger — who the hell was prescribing him all these narcotics, one on top of another? It happens day after day in this country, doctors over-prescribing narcotics for people who they must have figured out are addicts. Especially rich and famous people.

As Gawker points out, though, this might be about more than just doing the right thing. The California Attorney General, Jerry Brown, is pressing the case … and he’s also planning to run for governor. Sigh. Whatever it takes, guys.

Howard and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor were released Thursday night after each posted $20,000 bond.

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  • Well.. was she using different doctors, with different excuses? Doctors can’t look at you and see all the other medicine that you have been prescribed. People have to look out for themselves, and let a pharmacist know what drugs they are taking.

    • When you rich like Anna was the doctor are not asking any questions, they just provide you with what ever you want, that’s the problem in this country. If you got the loop you can get away with just about anything. This is a sad thing here.

  • Now if only we could get Chris Brown in the same cell life would be grand. I say put him in Bernie Madoff’s cell.

  • You would think that there would be a national database for pharmacists, where all the drugs prescribed to us are listed and by whom, so that they can look and say ” You’ve already been prescribed such-and-such drugs, there’s a health risk. You’re doctor will have to confirm whether I can give this to you.” I’ve had this conversation with others and go what the fuck is so hard about doing it nationwide! Or worldwide for that matter. We have these quaint things called computers to help with this.

    This would, hopefully, cut down on people getting different prescriptions from different doctors and reducing these senseless deaths. But, I guess if your rich and/or famous, you can still get around this. It’s going to take the death of a relative of some high-profile politician or ridiculously rich person who has the clout to get this accomplished. I wish Jerry Brown well, it has to start somewhere.

  • I said it form the very begining when the story broke that she was dead, I just felt that something was been hidden about that story. Even with the little pieces that was told about what happened, it just didn’t make sense and then when the info got out about the drugs that was in the room I said then that she was murdered. That’s exactly what Stern did to her, all for money.

  • The only thing Stern is guilty of is enabling her and being a forlorn, lust-ridden weenie of a man, really. So now we’re putting all enablers behind bars for the ultimate choices the enabled are making? Absurd. No, wait, let me go blame my fat ass on my husband for bringing Bisquick into our home.

    Anna was a druggie FOR-EV-ERRRRR. She did it well before Stern entered her life. Druggies always wind up finding enablers. Had it not been Stern it would have been any number of ass kissers she loved to surround herself with. She was a sweet yet highly manipulative woman. She didn’t even have a driver’s license yet she always managed to be escorted everywhere and boss the hell out of everyone.

    Good God this story pisses me off. I mean this is so bad. Honey! Bring me a pancake, NOW! Honeeeeeeeey! Dammit!

  • Jerry Brown waited to hand down the criminal charges against Stern when he did because in order to get a more serious charge on Stern down the road, the prosecution needs to prove that there was a motive for the deaths of ANS and Daniel. Once Howie filed with the supreme court last week, asking for the right to fight for Marshall’s money because Anna’s Estate needed it (By the way Anna is dead), herein lies MOTIVE. Howie wants the money for himself — the only heir Anna has is a two or three year old daughter who does not require millions of dollars to live on. Not dead Anna, nor dead Daniel and nor Dannilyn require millions of dollars.