January 11, 2016 2:58 pm
Updated: January 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Prosecutors won’t charge Lamar Odom after Nevada brothel weekend

In this July 2, 2012 file photo,Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom takes questions during an NBA basketball news conference in Los Angeles.

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LAS VEGAS — 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.

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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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