Lamar could face criminal drugs charges after Love Ranch incident

The news surrounding Lamar Odom’s health has certainly been more positive than during his initial hospitalisation. Khloé Kardashian recently sat down with Ellen and described the progress he has been making since he was first hospitalised.

Sources recently told TMZ that the former basketball player and spouse is having trouble recognizing familiar faces. Now People reports a district attorney in Nevada may press criminal drug charges against him. 

During the initial investigation, police came to Lamar's hospital room in Las Vegas to collect a blood sample. This was then sent for testing to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police lab.

Officials with the Nye County Sheriff's department have now asked the district attorney to pursue the case as a criminal matter. In a statement to People, Nye County District Attorney Angela A. Bello said her office would review their request but has declined to give further details. 

“The Nye County Sheriff's Office has now asked the Nye County District Attorney's Office to review a request for prosecution against Lamar Odom for Use of, or Under the Influence of, a Controlled Substance.”

Lamar was found unconscious at the Love Ranch in October.

Reports now indicate the former NBA star may be having difficulties recognizing friends and family and could have long-term brain damage. 

Last week, Khloe told talk show host Ellen that they have not yet told Lamar how he ended up in a coma. She said that there is a fear that if he knew the extent of the situation it would “set him back” in his recovery.

“He's really confused a lot we have to remind him. Every day is different. Sometimes he knows who the president is, and his birthday, and other times he thinks he's 26.”