Lamar Odom’s best friend, Jamie Sangouthai had an active warrant out for his arrest at the time of his death. Jamie had been issued the warrant on Jan. 12 after failing to appear in court and he had been on the run from the authorities ever since.
Jamie Sangouthai had a checkered past but he was evidently in a lot of trouble with the law at the time of his untimely death. Jamie, who was childhood friends with Lamar Odom, was found dead June 14 of an alleged heroin overdose. Jamie appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians quite often and Khloe Kardashian was always worried that his partying was getting in the way of Lamar staying focused on basketball. In this shocking new report, Jamie, 37, was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamines in April of 2014 and subsequently failed to show up to court after he violated his probation.
Jamie plead not guilty and agreed to “a deferred entry of judgement,” according to RadarOnline.com. Part of the terms of his plea deal was that he could not be around drug, drug dealers or drug users. He also had to complete a drug diversion program but he reportedly failed to do so. Jamie was issued a warrant on Jan. 12, 2015 and was ordered to go to court but didn’t show up. That’s when a $26,000 warrant was made for his arrest and he had still not turned himself into authorities at the time of his death.
Khloe took to social media and tweeted: “When does it stop? RIP Jamie Sangouthai.” She and Lamar spent a lot of time with Jamie, although at times Khloe didn’t want Jamie around due to his partying ways. “Khloe’s hope is that Jamie’s death is a real wake up call for Lamar,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com. “A reminder that life is short and he needs to make the most out of every minute of it. Khloe and Lamar have wasted so much time and energy dealing with his demons, so she really hopes Lamar wakes up and starts living life like it’s precious.” We told you that Lamar flew from Vegas to LA the moment he learned of his best friend’s death.”Khloe tracked Lamar down and has been talking to him,” an insider told us. “She’s been amazing, listening to Lamar’s pain and being a shoulder to cry on. She’s been his emotional rock during this heartbreaking tragedy. Lamar can’t talk without bawling his eyes out. He’s been crying all night and day. It’s so, so sad.”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts and prayers go out to Jamie’s family and friends.
— Chloe Melas