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Sage Stallone

Law Enforcement Probing

Possible Drug Dealing

7/19/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Authorities investigating the death of Sage Stallone believe a "likely scenario" is he was dealing drugs -- specifically Hydrocodone -- generic Vicodin -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told authorities do NOT believe Sage was an addict, in no small part because of his weight.  Our sources say ... at the time of his death, the 5'7" actor (his IMDB profile incorrectly lists his height at 5'10") weighed 188 pounds.  One law enforcement source tells TMZ, "He was pudgy, and drug addicts are almost always rail thin."

Our sources say authorities did not find a single Hydrocodone tablet in Sage's house.  Yet, as we previously reported, they found more than 60 gigantic empty prescription bottles -- the kind stocked by pharmacists to fill consumer scripts.  Each bottle holds a minimum of 500 pills, so Sage probably had more than 30,000 pills, but they were all gone.

We're told LAPD detectives and L.A. County Coroner investigators are going to try and trace some of the bottles using batch numbers and serial numbers, but one well-placed source believes there's a "strong likelihood" the pills were shipped from another country.

Although the baggies of white powder found in Sage's room -- a room the maid was prohibited from entering -- have yet to be tested, our sources believe it will probably prove to be ground up Hydrocodone.  Again, however, the power has not yet been tested.

As we first reported, Sylvester Stallone met with famed private investigator Scott Ross Tuesday and Ross will be doing his own digging to find out what was going on with Sage and why he died.

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Nostradamus    

Yeah, I think Sage was definitely slangin'.

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Birdsht    

Drug addicts always rail thin? ....
Drink more bathwater please

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R. Cortez    

I feel for the guy who would have to share a cell with Sage should he be convicted.

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help this young woman    

Linds wants to know if there was any leftover cocaine.

765 days ago
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Rixi    

the "authority" who said that is probably fat

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John    

"We're told authorities do NOT believe Sage was an addict, in no small part because of his weight. Our sources say ... at the time of his death, the 5'7" actor (his IMDB profile incorrectly lists his height at 5'10") weighed 188 pounds. One law enforcement source tells TMZ, "He was pudgy, and drug addicts are almost always rail thin.""

Complete and utter fail...

That is so full of ****... I take pain killers from a broken back for years and I can tell you thats wrong so much ****ing wrong... First it kills your metabolism all to hell. Most people put on weight. Hell some people even blow out their bunghole from constipation..

The addicts who have either no money to eat at all or so strung out they are out 23 hours of the day are the skinny ones. If he had any sort of money and can afford to eat then he would not be skinny... hell look at most of the cast of celeb rehab.. Mindy McCready, Mike Starr, Jason Davis, Jeremy London etc
the only skinny ones are doing crank/coke/some other stimulant on top of it..

if he was into Vicodin heavy then he cooked his liver and thats what killed him. the apap in the pills is very nasty and doing more than 3500 mg a day is just jack hammering your liver.

Look at Brit Murphy.. she was taking the wrong hydros for a junkie 5/500 and she was sick and clearly doesn't eat right to start. She had the flu and you have to be careful when taking hydro because almost every over the counter flu meds are packed full of apap and between that and the pills and being sick etc.. way to much for her body to take and she went into failure and before anyone knew what was happening and died.

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John    

If he was grinding up hyrdos then he was doing cold water filtration to try to strip the apap out of the hydros.. thats strung out ...

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just my opinion    

i don't have any opinion either way about whether he was an addict or a dealer but one comment stuck out to me...addicts are almost always rail thin? bogus.

i know plenty of overweight pill poppers. that's an outrageous claim to even make. that's like saying only skinny people have HIV.

765 days ago
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Sarah T    

Oh Boy.. the plot thickens. Really didnt see this one coming.. I wonder if the family knew? If not, this must be a terrible shock on top of their tragedy.
I hate drugs

765 days ago
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Mike    

"He was pudgy, and drug addicts are almost always rail thin"
Ridiculous statement. I wouldn't put Rush Limbaugh in the "rail thin" category

765 days ago
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blue pen    

Elvis.. John Belushi were just wearing padding i guess.

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manbearpig    

i bet this guy had been a junkie for half his life. he was rocking the slacker-druggie haircut and considerably overweight..
as others proved with farley and belushi, junkies can be fat too.

765 days ago
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Bridget    

Well everyone is throwing in celeb names to show how rediculous it is to say that addicts are rail thin, so I'll throw in another. Eminem...he said in his songs that when he was on drugs one of them being hydrocodone, that he got fat. An entire song about how all he would do is take drugs, eat and sleep.


Even people who never knew a drug addict personally would know that statement is silly. So I hope your law enforcement source is not a cop. Because if they are and think all addicts are thin, they really suck at their job.


Oh, don't forget Elvis, he got pretty heavy towards the end.

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Mondia    

Oh yeah cuz Rush Limbaugh was sooo thin when he was addicted to Oxy.

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LK    

i believe if ur using just opiates they make u chubby Unless ur mixing drugs He use them & sells them Plain & simple

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