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Lamar Odom had used cocaine before passing out: Cops

Las Vegas: Nevada police said on Wednesday that workers from the brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious reported in a 911 call that the former NBA star had been using cocaine.

Kris Jenner (left) and Kim Kardashian (second from right) leave Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where ex-NBA player Lamar Odom is being treated. Pic/AFP
Kris Jenner (left) and Kim Kardashian (second from right) leave Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where ex-NBA player Lamar Odom is being treated. Pic/AFP

The 35-year-old remained hospitalised in Las Vegas on Wednesday, with his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian at his side, while an investigation continued into the allegations of drug use by the ex-Los Angeles Laker.

Brain damage
Odom was found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel and taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center by ambulance. NBC News reported on Wednesday night that sources told them that Odom suffered brain damage and at least one stroke and is on a ventilator.

Police spokesperson Sharon Wehrly said they received a 911 call from two workers at the brothel who said a man was discovered unconscious and had been using cocaine.

"During that call, the reporting parties informed the Nye County Sheriff's Office dispatch the male had been using cocaine," Wehrly said. "They confirmed his usage on Saturday but was unsure if it had continued.

"They also informed dispatch that he had used up to 10 tabs of sexual performance enhancer supplements over the last three-day period. He was unconscious but breathing. He had blood coming from his nose and his mouth, along with a white substance."

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