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Lamar Odom facing possible drug charges

Published 17/11/2015

Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom could face prosecution for cocaine use.

Ailing athlete Lamar Odom could face possible drug charges after testing positive for cocaine when he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel last month (Oct15).

Khloé Kardashian's estranged husband was hospitalised on 13 October (15) after staff at the Love Ranch South discovered Odom unresponsive in his room.

An employee at the brothel told the emergency services dispatcher that Odom had confessed to taking cocaine just days before his collapse, prompting police to obtain a search warrant to take a sample of the 35 year old's blood, and that report came back positive.

Now, the District Attorney in the case is considering filing drug charges against Odom, who has been recuperating at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles ever since.

"The Nye County Sheriff's Office has now asked the Nye County District Attorney's Office to review a request for prosecution against Lamar Odom for Use of, or Under the Influence of, a Controlled Substance," Nye County District Attorney Angela A. Bello tells People magazine in a statement. "The D.A.'s office will take the time needed to appropriately review that request, along with all evidence that might support that request, in order to reach a just conclusion regarding whether to advance charges."

Kardashian, who called off her plans to divorce Lamar in late October (15), told U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday (16Nov15) that Odom is getting better each day, but will require "a lot of physical and cognitive therapy" as he continues to recover.

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