Ex, 2 Docs Plead Not Guilty in Anna Nicole Drug Case

Howard K. Stern, two others charged with felony conspiracy
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 2:08 PM CDT
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor has been charged with giving thousands of prescription pills to Anna Nicole Smith.    (AP Photo/Whittier Police Department)
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(Newser) – Anna Nicole Smith's ex and two of her doctors pleaded not guilty today to charges of illegally giving her prescription pills for years before her death, TMZ reports. Howard K. Stern and the physicians were charged with felonies as part of a 2-year investigation into the former Playmate's 2007 overdose, the Los Angeles Times reports. California's AG has called Stern Smith's "principal enabler."