District Attorney Considering Drug Charges Against Lamar Odom
The former NBA star tested positive for cocaine after being rushed to the hospital Oct. 13
“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. ”
Odom was rushed to the hospital Oct. 13, and hours later, law enforcement officials traveled to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas to take a sample of his blood to use for a toxicology test. On 911 tapes released from the incident, a man can be heard saying Odom had used cocaine.