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Lamar Odom May Be Prosecuted For Drug Overdose

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Things aren’t going all that well for Lamar Odom, it seems. Not only is his health still in serious danger, but his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian is still dating someone else, and now it seems like he could be facing prosecution for drug possession and use following his overdose at a Nevada brothel last month. That overdose resulted in him falling into a coma for several days and nearly shutting all of his organs down permanently, and while it’s a miracle that he regained consciousness and is going to live on, he’s far from out of the woods.

From TMZ:

Lamar Odom is now in the crosshairs of prosecutors who may file cocaine possession charges against him, but if they do, it could be a first for the D.A., which raises troubling questions.

Nye County D.A. Angela Bello says her office is considering filing criminal charges against Lamar — either possession of coke or being under the influence of a controlled substance.

We’ve done some checking, and we were unable to find a single case in Nye County where someone OD’d, landed in the hospital, and was prosecuted for drug possession.

An official from the Nye County Sheriff’s office tells us they have definitely referred such cases to the D.A., but the official does not know of any cases that have actually been prosecuted.

We contacted the D.A. and asked if they ever prosecuted someone who ended up in the hospital after OD’ing on drugs, but we could find none.

What’s particularly troublesome with Lamar … as we reported, he’s unable to walk, can barely speak and has substantially impaired cognitive function. He may not even be competent to stand trial.

It’s been claimed that Lamar may be the target of celebrity justice so the D.A. can make an example out of him, but to be honest, what he did was illegal. The complication here is that he’s likely got severe brain damage, which is punishment enough. I doubt anything will come of this, and if Lindsay Lohan is still roaming free,

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  • Don’t those idiot prosecutor’s have anything better to do than worry about prosecuting Odom? It isn’t illegal to do drugs, it is illegal to buy and possess them. Unless they found the drugs on him and he was conscious at the time they have no case. The drugs could have belonged to a hooker he was screwing. Also he needs to be arrested before charges can be brought on him.

  • Yup, exactly. You cannot be arrested for being high. Only if you are caught buying drugs or have them on you. That’s why no cases have ever actually gone through. You CAN, however, be arrested for public intoxication, if you are making a scene outside somewhere, but that is not the case here so it’s literally a waste of time amd resources.