LOS ANGELES — Authorities investigating the death of Anna Nicole Smith raided six locations Friday, including the offices and residences of two doctors, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.
County prosecutors were aware of the raids in the Los Angeles area but were not involved in the operation, said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. She did not comment further; Attorney General
Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, died of an accidental drug overdose in February at a Florida hotel. She was 39.
Ellyn Garafalo, a lawyer for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who prescribed methadone to Smith shortly before she died, confirmed the doctor’s home and offices were among those raided but declined to comment further.
Several people close to the model have fallen under suspicion since her death, including her psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich.
The Medical Board of California said in April it was investigating Eroshevich, who, according to documents, authorized all 11 prescription medications found in Smith’s hotel room the day she died. Eroshevich had traveled with Smith to Florida.
Agents from the California Department of Justice answered the door at Eroshevich’s offices Friday morning, but declined to say why they were there.
They said the doctor was not in and provided a phone number for the department’s office of public information, which had no immediate comment.
A call to Eroshevich’s attorney, Gary Lincenberg, was not immediately returned.
More than 600 pills, including 450 muscle relaxants, were missing from prescriptions that were no more than five weeks old, according to the documents obtained by the Associated Press through a public records request.