Lamar Odom’s toxicology reports are in — and the Sheriff in Nye County, Nevada is reportedly going to suggest to the District Attorney that the ex-NBA star be prosecuted for felony drug use!
Is Lamar Odom heading to jail?! Cocaine was reportedly found in the 35-year-old’s system after a blood test was conducted following his alleged drug overdose on Oct. 13, and the Nye County Sheriff wants him to do time for felony drug use, according to a new report. Will he be put behind bars?!
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that Lamar’s toxicology report has been received, although they “will not be releasing the results or any additional information until such time as the Nye County District Attorney decides to do so as it is part of an ongoing investigation.” However, as we previously reported, cocaine was allegedly found in the blood test results.
The District Attorney will make the call regarding whether or not the former Lakers star gets prosecuted, but the Sheriff is planning to recommend that the D.A. goes through with the case, according to TMZ. Remember, though — even if the case is picked up, it’s pretty unlikely Lamar will actually go to jail.
“In Lamar’s case, aside from his blood test, the available evidence is very shaky at best,” James Silverstein, Esq. told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “No law enforcement officers personally observed Lamar ingest the cocaine, nor witnessed any of his conduct which could lead them to believe he was under the influence.” He added that simply having cocaine in the system does not “definitely prove whether or not a person was under the influence.”
Not to mention, Lamar is now in Los Angeles, so he’s no longer even in the state where his alleged drug use took place. Basically, as James explained, there’s no “real proof” here — especially since the only reason a blood test was done was based on claims of hearsay of third parties (i.e. the prostitutes at the brothel who claimed he told them he took the drug). It’s likely Lamar’s attorney will motion to omit the blood tests results as any evidence because they were “unconstitutionally searched and seized.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Lamar should do jail time?
— Alyssa Norwin