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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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If he was selling, he was doing too. He lived a hermit life from his family. He was doing what he wanted to do. He died and unfortunate death over drugs in some form I am sure that it will come out to that but to sell to others is not good. Hope he didn't sell to minors. His family should of tried to help him they must of known something about Sage that wasn't right. Just my opinion, none of my business but a sad way to lose a child.

824 days ago


wow, its beyond sad how that cops basing his opinion that this guy couldnt of been an addict cuz, "he was pudgy" or whatever. ive seen plenty of addicts in my area that arent rale thin, or even skinny for that matter and theyre strung out.

824 days ago


why do so many ppl love to read about ppl affiliated w/ hollywood being drug addicts or dying from a drug overdose??

824 days ago


"One law enforcement source tells TMZ, 'He was pudgy, and drug addicts are almost always rail thin.'"

Who is this source? The receptionist? What a completely fallacious and inaccurate comment
about what "drug addicts" look like. Elvis, anyone? Chris Farley? John Belushi?


824 days ago


Sounds like his family and legitimate business associates were really out of the loop if he was dealing pharmaceuticals ... would all make more sense if he was estranged from his parents. Weird story.

824 days ago

Hawaiian cutie    

Sage can still do drugs but smoke pot which gives you the muchies. My question is, how close was his dad to him. When I read his apartment was filty indicates something was going on and some red flags should have been seen by his parents and family. I bet his brother knew something, siblings usually do.

824 days ago


my aunt died from pills and she weighed over 200lbs at 5 foot 5 - the cops are ****ing up this investigation all over the place! He was not dead for 4 days, there were no beer bottles in the room and now this?

824 days ago


What does he know about drug addicts? Artie Lange was doing heroin and weighed 300 pounds.

824 days ago


I think we should show some respect to Sly' and his Family. Let's let the profetional's do their jobs and find out what really happened.

824 days ago

Paul B    

Law Enforcement need a swift kick up the rear end for continuing to open their big fat insensitive mouths up about the details of this death. How disrespectful to Sly and Sasha. TMZ are even worse than the cops we continuing to plaster this garbage on their site...

824 days ago


Couldnt he get some serious CASH from his Dad???He could not have been makin all that much money..How Sad and meaningless

824 days ago


Wow, I thought the news said he had 5 teeth extracted and died from that. But know it is something deeper. His father will get to the bottom of this for sure.

824 days ago


No matter WHAT happened, this is a family tragedy....and so prevelent in our society today. Drugs are ruining so many families . I feel bad for all of one should ever have to suffer that kind of loss. I pray peace for them.

824 days ago


A lot of narcotics addicts actually DO get puffy and heavier while using. So, yeah, Sage Stallone could totally be using like mad. Plus, his weight isn't shockingly high OR low for someone his size. It's average.

824 days ago


30,000 Pills..60... bottles of 500. At 500 per month, he would have been on them at this rate for 5 years. An avg. of 16 and 2/3 pills a day. But NO ONE had an idea....really?

824 days ago
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