ANS’ The Beginning of the End: Just Say “Yes” To Drugs

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The following continues my summary of preliminary hearing testimony in the criminal case against Howard K. Stern and two doctors.  See more details here \”Three Ring Circus\”. FRIDAY: Next to take the witness stand was Ms. Jennifer Doss, a special agent with the California Department of Justice, Pharmaceutical Task Force.  She presented evidence that pseudonyms, coupled with a variety of doctors, pharmacies and associates, including Howard K. Stern (“HKS”), were utilized to procure prescriptions for Anna Nicole Smith (“ANS”).  She further corroborated her testimony with Homeland Security Agent Kenneth Krause’s report which documents multiple trips taken by defendants HKS and Eroshevich from California to the Bahamas. Special Agent Doss successfully tied in the transport of certain pharmaceuticals as well, including Demerol, Dalmane, Lorazepam and methadone – empty bottles of some of these drugs were later found in Eroshevich’s home. During cross-examination, HKS lawyer Steve Sadow attempted to show some of these medications were meant to treat HKS’ back problems – stemming from Botox injections.  Seriously?  Demerol for a back injection?  Is it possible HKS got botox in his back solely to get drugs for ANS-is it possible he attempted to defraud the doctor?  Hmmm…I wonder. MONDAY: Expert witness, Dr. Timothy Botello Read More …