The doctor accused of conspiring to illegally prescribe the drugs that led to Anna Nicole Smith’s 2007 overdose is facing arrest after failing to show up for a court hearing on Monday, reports.

Sandeep Kapoor, Khristine Eroshevich — Smith’s neighbour and psychiatrist — and the late model’s former lawyer-turned-lover Howard K. Stern entered not guilty pleas before Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau last month.

Charges against the trio were filed in March following a two-year investigation by California’s Attorney General.

They have been accused of conspiring to keep Smith stocked up with a steady supply of prescription drugs including methadone, clonazepam and chloral hydrate — despite knowing she was an addict.

The two doctors face an additional charge of obtaining a prescription for opiates by fraud, deceit or misrepresentation and prescribing opiates by giving a false name or address.

Kapoor’s attorney claims a medical emergency involving his client’s patient caused him to miss the court appearance. The judge has agreed to hold back on the arrest warrant until 11 a.m. pending his arrival, reported

Kapoor, along with Stern and Eroshevich — who were both present for the hearing — face up to 33 years behind bars if found guilty of all charges.

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