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Lamar Odom may escape drugs charges - report

Lamar Odom may escape drugs charges after an alleged cocaine binge which landed him in a coma while at a brothel in Nevada in October (15), according to a report.

The former basketball player was allegedly high on cocaine and had consumed alcohol when he was found unconscious at the Love Ranch Brothel on 13 October (15). He had suffered several strokes, and his organs - including his kidneys - were failing.


At the time, the Sheriff in Nye County, Nevada, said there was a strong chance that Lamar would be prosecuted for cocaine possession.


However, law enforcement sources have now told editors at TMZ.com that the Nye County District Attorney is considering the sports star's medical condition and mental state before deciding whether to charge him.


Lamar has improved since his hospitalization, but he is barely able to speak and his cognitive functions are severely impaired. TMZ.com reports the estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian may not even be legally competent to stand trial if he is prosecuted.


A representative for Lamar has yet to comment on the report.