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Sage Stallone

Law Enforcement Probing

Possible Drug Dealing

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


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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"He was about to get marry and was working on different projects..."

YES, RIGHT !!!! Pfffff

795 days ago


psshh i was a fatty on happens lol

795 days ago


To all of you that have such strong opinions,please remember that no matter the ci***stances he is a son,brother and friend! There is a family grieving for the loss. My brother was killed 20 years ago in an automobile accident at age 24 and I miss him as if it were yesterday. I have watched my parents never get over the loss of losing a child. So if you have never lived it (and I hope you never do!) don't be so quick to judge. RIP Sage and God bless your family at this difficult time.

795 days ago


so Mr. Stallone, if these allegations prove to be true , do you still want people to respect your privacy or know him for what he really was

795 days ago


Maybe this is what came between father and son.

795 days ago


Does it really matter. He overdosed and it will be ruled accidential. Sad but he's gone.

795 days ago


It's not the First rich movie stars kid to die from a drug incident, and it won't be the last.

795 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Addicts are almost always rail thin? Rail thin like John Belushi, Chris Farley or Artie Lange? And thousands of other cokeheads with that body type?

Maybe the LAPD should stick to busting senior citizens in porn cinemas?

795 days ago


He was "pudgy." I had to laugh too. So funny TMZ! If he was a drug dealer, I'm glad he's off the streets. He just might of saved a life with his death.

795 days ago

lori walker     

Another sad situation in the connunity of celebrities

795 days ago

Throwback kid    

Wow, just like Michael Douglas son Cameron, both had fathers who were some of the wealthiest guys in Hollywood and they sell drugs? If they had gone to college they could have had a career and would have never had to come in contact with drugs. I guess part of it was the pressure of not living up to the standards of their famous fathers

795 days ago


Weird. His father is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and apparently loved him a lot (meaning he'd never be poor). There is no reason whatsoever for him to deal drugs.

795 days ago


It sounds like there are many fat addicts here, I mean one can only speak from expérience :P

795 days ago


Total bull****. My brother was a major pill popper. His drug of choice was 10/500 Vicodin (that he stole from me on his visits here, I take them for my knees and have for years) and he was certainly overweight. I am about 20 pounds overweight myself. Do you have a medical doctor on staff that verifies this? OBVIOUSLY NOT. Why can't facts get straight and true before you post them? Because you want to be the first to break the story and get it up quickly before checking facts.

Also, "Again, however, the power has not yet been tested." You are so quick to post, you don't read to check for errors. Is the 'power' really not being test here?

795 days ago


I don't know much about drugs except that they are NOT good for anyone! What I do know, is that the Stallone family should be allowed to grieve the passing of Sage and they should be allowed to do it without a bunch of crap being thrown in their faces! Famous people have feelings just like the rest of us!

795 days ago
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