AUTHORITIES ARE SEEKING A BLOOD SAMPLE FROM LAMAR ODOM AFTER INCIDENT IN LAS VEGAS

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the hospitalization of Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel (all times local):

9:40 a.m.

Nye County, Nevada, Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said investigators sought a warrant to obtain a blood sample to determine if Lamar Odom suffered a drug or alcohol overdose.

Wehrly said detectives worked until early Wednesday collecting evidence and interviewing employees at the brothel where the former NBA player and reality show star was found unconscious. She said she couldn’t immediately say what they believe caused Odom to become unconscious.

But she acknowledged that medics usually turn someone on their side, as Odom was, to relieve pressure on the chest and help them breathe.

The sheriff didn’t say whether Odom ever regained consciousness while he was stabilized and taken to hospitals.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof said Odom arrived alone, was “polite and reserved,” drank alcohol from the bar and took herbal sexual enhancement capsules.

Hof said Odom didn’t use drugs in the presence of anyone in the house.

7 a.m.

Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian has been by Lamar Odom’s side at a Las Vegas hospital since Tuesday evening.

That’s according to a person close to the Kardashians who spoke anonymously because she wasn’t authorized to speak to the press. Kardashian and Odom were married in 2009, but Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.

Odom was found unconscious Tuesday afternoon at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas.

Authorities said the 35-year-old was stabilized at the scene before being taken to a hospital. He was then transferred to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Owner Dennis Hof said Odom had been at his brothel since Saturday.

Things continue to go downhill for former NBA player and reality star Lamar Odom. After his marriage to Khloe Kardashian ended, Odom hasn’t been much in the public eye except for a few bizarre appearances – including one where he supposedly confronted his soon-to-be-ex wife outside her early morning Soul Cycle class.

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