Prosecutors won’t charge Odom after Nevada brothel weekend

Lamar Odom
FILE - This Jan. 2, 2013, file photo shows Los Angeles Clippers' Lamar Odom during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Odom has been transferred from a Los Angeles hospital to a private facility. But there's no word on his condition, three months after he was found unconscious and in critical condition at a Nevada brothel. Family spokeswoman Alvina Alston says Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 that Odom was released from the hospital earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nye County prosecutors say they won’t charge Lamar Odom after the former NBA star was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system.

District Attorney Angela Bello said Monday the evidence didn’t prove that Odom used the drug during his three days in the county, so he could not be charged there.

She said the cocaine had already metabolized – making it difficult to determine the time he had used it – when Odom was hospitalized on Oct. 13 in critical condition in Las Vegas.

Odom had been found unconscious at Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada.

The sheriff’s office later recommended a felony count of unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The Odom family said he left a Los Angeles hospital last week for a private facility.

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