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Lamar Odom’s blood ‘tested positive for cocaine’

Published 26/10/2015

Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom’s blood has reportedly tested positive for cocaine, meaning it’s likely the sportsman could be prosecuted on grounds of consumption and possession of class A drugs.

Sportsman Lamar Odom has reportedly tested positive for cocaine after his blood was drawn during his time in a Las Vegas hospital.

The basketball player was hospitalised after being found unconscious at the Love Ranch South brothel in Nevada on 13 October (15).

When a staff member at the ranch told the 911 dispatcher that Lamar had confessed to taking cocaine just days before his collapse, police obtained a search warrant to take a sample of the 35 year old’s blood.

Now the results from the tests are back and reportedly show evidence of cocaine in Lamar’s system, according to TMZ.com.

The alleged presence of the class A narcotic in the blood means it is more likely Lamar could be prosecuted for possession or consumption of drugs.

Sheriff Sharon Wehrly previously told the outlet that if cocaine was found in Lamar’s system, it was “distinctly possible” it could result in prosecution.

Lamar, the estranged husband of reality star Khloé Kardashian, was transferred to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last week (ends23Oct15).

Khloé has remained by her spouse’s bedside throughout his health battle, but decided he was well enough for her to leave and attend her sister Kim’s baby shower over the weekend (24-25Oct15).

The 31 year old, along with the rest of the Kardashian family, had previously made the decision to cease posting material on their apps following Lamar’s collapse and hospitalisation.

However, Khloé returned to her app on Monday (26Oct15) and announced she is “back in the mix” and ready to post new treats for her loyal fanbase.

"Thank you dolls SO much for your patience while I needed some time off," Khloé wrote on her website. "I'm excited to be back in the mix bringing you some awesome content. Your love and support has meant the world to me. XOXO, Khloe."

The star called off her plans to divorce Lamar last week (ends23Oct15) after initially filing papers in December, 2013.

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