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Felony drug charges being considered for Lamar Odom

Former NBA star Lamar Odom may face legal issues stemming from his alleged overdose incident last month at the Love Ranch South in Crystal.

The Nye County Sheriff's office has asked the Nye County District Attorney's office to review their request for prosecution against Odom for use of, or being under the influence of a controlled substance. If charged, Odom would face felony drug charges.

"The DA'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," said District Attorney Angel Bello in a released statement.

Odom's blood was taken by the sheriff's office hours after he was admitted to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas when he was transferred from Desert View Hospital, after obtaining a search warrant to draw the blood for evidence.

In one of the two 911 calls placed on October 13, the day Odom was found unconscious, one of the brothel employees said that Odom had been using cocaine, in addition to drinking alcohol and taking an herbal viagra.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof has admittedly denied that he, or anyone else at his brothel supplied Odom with any illegal substances while he spent four days at the brothel 20 minutes from Pahrump.

"Absolutely not. We can't control what somebody does," Hof told the Pahrump Valley Times last month. "We told Lamar Odom that we don't want any drugs in our place. If it comes up that he was doing it then he lied to us."

Bello didn't give a timetable for how long it would take to come to a conclusion to charge the estranged husband of reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, but it could take a few weeks to complete.

Odom has been recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California since being transferred from Las Vegas on Oct. 19.

Hof released a statement last month hinting that he may seek legal action to recover Odom's unpaid $75,000 bill from the athlete's time at the brothel.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @mickakers

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