Lamar Odom: No Drug Charges Stemming from Nevada Brothel Overdose

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Lamar Odom got some good news on Monday when he learned he won't face drug charges stemming from his accidental overdose at that Nevada brothel back in October.

Page Six reports prosecutors said that evidence didn’t prove Lamar Odom used cocaine during his three days in Nye County, therefore he can’t be charged with “unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance.” That was the felony count recommended by the sheriff in that Nevada county.

What this translates into is as follows: Lamar Odom had no cocaine in his possession, and the cocaine in his system had already metabolized when he was hospitalized back on October 13 in critical condition.

District Attorney Angela Bello said it’s “unlikely it could (be) established beyond a reasonable doubt he actually ingested, or was impaired by, the drug during the time he was within the jurisdiction of Nye County.”

Lamar Odom checked out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday where he's been a patient since his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian had him moved to L.A. from Las Vegas. He checked into a private rehab center on Friday, where he will continue working on his speech, memory, and motor skills.

Having a history of drug abuse, Lamar Odom will hopefully seek some kind of ongoing outpatient recovery while in or once he checks out of this rehab facility.

Do you think Lamar Odom has a clue how lucky he is--first off to be alive, and secondly to not be facing drug charges stemming from his overdose?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.