Though he is still in the hospital, Lamar Odom may soon face felony drug charges in Nevada stemming from his week of misadventure at a brothel that allegedly involved drugs. The District Attorney’s office in Nye County Nevada has said that they now have the charge suggestions from the sheriff’s department, and they will proceed from there.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Lamar Odom is still in the hospital with no end to his stay in sight, as he has just finally learned how to feed himself again, and he still cannot walk. Odom is having trouble recognizing friends and family, and is having trouble communicating, largely due to the multiple strokes he has suffered from. Between kidney issues, lung issues, and liver problems, doctors are still putting out the medical fires, but for now, he is off of all of the machines that, for a while, were keeping him alive.
According to ESPN, all of the charges would center around Lamar Odom’s use of cocaine at the Nevada brothel. The decision of what charges they want to file will take several weeks, now that it’s in the hands of the D.A.
“Authorities investigating a possible cocaine overdose by Odom got a warrant on Oct. 13 to take a blood sample while he was hospitalized in critical condition after a weekend at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada.”
People Magazine reports that Lamar Odom could be in some serious trouble due to his drug use, as this wouldn’t be his first legal trouble with illegal drugs.
“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 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. “
When the 911 call came in about Lamar Odom from the brothel, a man on the other end confirmed that Odom had been using cocaine.
Also in People Magazine, it was reported that Lamar Odom had sought treatment in the past for drug and alcohol problems, and over the last six months, he had lost two of his closest friends to heroin addiction; plus, his father, Joe Odom, is an addict.
“The basketball player, 32, has admitted to drug use in the past. He violated NBA drug policies twice in eight months back in 2001, and spoke in 2003 of his marijuana use. ‘I just couldn’t control myself in L.A…. the lifestyle that I was living and the things I had access to,’ he said.”
He acknowledged that his father was a heroin addict, and wondered if he wasn’t fighting his father’s demons, too.
The Los Angeles Times reports that in addition to cocaine, Lamar Odom was also using sexual stimulants and alcohol while at the brothel.
“Nye County sheriff’s Det. Michael Eisenloffel said Odom obtained the supplement over the weekend at the Love Ranch Vegas. The supplements are legal, “as far as I know,” he told reporters on Wednesday.”
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