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Lamar Odom used cocaine, up to 10 sexual performance supplements before hospitalization

PAHRUMP, Nev. - Lamar Odom took cocaine and as many as 10 sexual-performance supplement pills leading up to his hospitalization in Las Vegas, according to a dramatic 911 call released Wednesday by the Nye County Sheriff's Department.

Photos: Lamar Odom in serious condition at Las Vegas hospital

Odom, the former NBA player and husband of reality television star Khloe Kardashian, was rushed to a medical facility after being found unresponsive by staff at a brothel known as the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nev., around 70 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said two employees of the Love Ranch stated Odom was unresponsive when they called 911 on Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. and informed dispatch of his drug use.

"They confirmed his (cocaine) usage on Saturday but were unsure if it had continued throughout the weekend," Sheriff Wehrly said at a media conference on Wednesday afternoon. "They also informed dispatch that he had used up to 10 tabs of sexual performance supplements."


Herbal Viagra

The Food and Drug Administration, Mayo Clinic and others have warned against taking these supplements, sometimes called herbal Viagra. Here is a look at these products:

What are they and how are they different from Viagra?

Viagra is a prescription medication approved by the FDA and used to treat erectile dysfunction. Herbal Viagra and other over-the-counter sexual performance enhancement products are often marketed as a cheaper alternative to Viagra but are not regulated by the FDA and can be purchased without a prescription. Many are sold online.

Are they dangerous?

The FDA has warned that some of these products contain hidden ingredients, including undeclared prescription medications, which can be harmful. The products also can cause dangerously low blood pressure, especially if the user takes nitrate medications for heart problems, according to the Mayo Clinic's website.

What is Odom take?

The Nye County Sheriff's Office said he took up to 10 pills in a three-day period. A spokesman for the Love Ranch brothel where Odom was found unconscious said the former NBA star bought Reload and Libimax Plus brand pills from its shop on site, the latter costing $14.99 each.


Detective Michael Eisenloffel has not ruled out that Odom's actions were a suicide attempt.

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Police said the sexual-performance supplements ingested by Odom were legal and were obtained from the Love Ranch. Dennis Hof, the owner of the Love Ranch, claimed on Wednesday that the brothel did not offer supplements to its visitors, despite advertising "Viagra" parties on its website.

The initial emergency call came from Mitzi John, an employee of the Love Ranch, who described Odom as unconscious and in need of an ambulance.

John called 911 frantically a second time urging dispatchers to hurry, as Odom had "blood coming out of his nose and white stuff coming out of his mouth."

The telephone was later passed to Richard Hunter, media director of the Love Ranch, who described how Odom had taken the sexual-performance enhancer over the course of three days, having arrived at the ranch on Saturday.

Hunter also stated that Odom had taken cocaine on Saturday but that staff members could not confirm whether he had taken the drug since.

The sheriff's department were unable to provide further information on Odom's condition but revealed contact has been made with one member of the Kardashian family, that the person was "understandably distraught in the circumstances."

Wehrly said it was "distinctly possible" that Odom could face charges of drug possession pending the results of the investigation. She stated that the actions of Love Ranch employees would also be looked into.

Odom's children, Destiny and Lamar Jr., arrived at his bedside on Wednesday, according to Us Weekly, who reports Khloe Kardashian, not yet formally divorced from Odom, is by his bedside and arranged the travel.

Kris Jenner and Rob Kardashian posted photos of Odom on Instagram. Kris asked for prayer and Rob said he was praying non-stop of his brother.

please don't go.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) October 14, 2015