Lamar Odom May Be Charged For Cocaine Possession, Says Sheriff (VIDEO)
Lamar Odom may be charged for cocaine possession, the Nye County Sheriff said at a press conference on Wednesday. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. While Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof claimed Odom had only been taking an herbal substitute for Viagra, it’s since been said that cocaine was found in the star’s system as he underwent hospital tests. He remains hospitalized in Las Vegas, where he is unresponsive and using a ventilator to breathe.
At the press conference, Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Odom had taken “up to 10” sexual enhancement tablets, but also revealed a 911 call made by a Love Ranch staffer in which it was said he had also used cocaine on Saturday. It was not clear if that use had continued, but Wehrly said Odom had blood coming from his nose and mouth in addition to a white substance. Under the power of a warrant, a blood sample was taken from Odom on Wednesday and will now be tested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police lab.
If positive, Odom could face charges. Sheriff Wehrly has also not ruled out the possibility that Odom’s health crisis is the result of a suicide attempt, but did not outline any evidence as to why, and the investigation is ongoing. It was previously reported that Odom had likely overdosed accidentally.
As Gossip Cop noted earlier, Odom’s estranged wife Khloe Kardashian remains at his bedside, along with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, and now Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian as well. Kardashian flew out Odom’s father Joe and his two teenage children, Destiny and Lamar Jr., from New York on Wednesday to join the vigil. The press conference can be watched in full below. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.