When Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel — allegedly with “white stuff” on his face — Nye County’s Sheriff, Sharon Wehrly, obtained a warrant to test the 35-year-old’s blood and implied that if illicit drugs were found in his system, he could be prosecuted.
Now that the tests allegedly confirmed cocaine was in his blood, TMZ reports the former NBA may be facing criminal charges and be prosecuted for felony drug use — if the Sheriff gets her wish.
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The case is currently being turned over to the District Attorney, but Sheriff Wehrly has suggested to TMZ that he should be prosecuted.
TMZ notes that even if he is prosecuted, it seems unlikely that he would do time behind bars — even though such a charge could carry a maximum of four years in prison — because first-time offenders usually don’t face as such extreme punishments.