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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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106.

robert s    

gee my doctor prescribed me to have hydrocodone fof severe pain associaded with a severe heart condition..a burst aorta the maim vessel leadind from the heart..DUH i coulda got them from stallone cheaper...whouda guessed

829 days ago
107.

mike    

And i got stomped on big time by the you dont know thats just a rumor do gooders when i made that suggestion on the rag HUFFPO yesterday

829 days ago
108.

LK    

drug user drug dealer yes prob OD But not 1 pill out of all those huge bottles pills Now I am sure he did not just have a must sell everythg sale b4 he died Did he get robbed ? or mayb he kept the bottels cause he was afraid 2 put the bottles out 4 rcyl'n lol ???

829 days ago
109.

Sunset    

"He was pudgy, and drug addicts are almost always rail thin."
How Idiotic. Obviously somebody who doesn't know their drugs.

829 days ago
110.

Stacie    

As a licensed drug counselor, I can attest to the fact that not all drug addicts are overweight. Trust me, regardless of the drug, addicts come in all shapes and sizes.

829 days ago
111.

jagmehoff    

Who really gives a ****?Hell with a name like that i would blow my friggin brains out! what took him so long?

829 days ago
112.

road_angel    

To many loose ends to these stories that are coming out. The pills bottles were huge but all happened to be empty at the time of Sage's death Hmmm... Also bottles most likely came from Europe. Sage has dealings over there with his film company anyone could have been pissed off with him and therefore planted this in his house I read one story where their were bags of white stuff left all over the house. That would be stupid since he has a maid that comes into the house on a regular basis. ALso the maid would have seen people coming and going constantly. Could be someone angry with Senior Stallone and wanted to make this like a Poe Story. It Looks like what is of the obvious is a lie and there is more to the story underneath and the police will have one heck of a time figuring all the pieces out since the trail can be long as Sage knew alot of people in film and in Italy and then back here in the States.

829 days ago
113.

Erin    

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

I have seen plenty of fat ass drug addicts. Stupid stupid comment.

829 days ago
114.

road_angel    

To many loose ends to these stories that are coming out. The pills bottles were huge but all happened to be empty at the time of Sage's death Hmmm... Also bottles most likely came from Europe. Sage has dealings over there with his film company anyone could have been pissed off with him and therefore planted this in his house I read one story where their were bags of white stuff left all over the house. That would be stupid since he has a maid that comes into the house on a regular basis. ALso the maid would have seen people coming and going constantly. Could be someone angry with Senior Stallone and wanted to make this like a Poe Story. It Looks like what is of the obvious is a lie and there is more to the story underneath and the police will have one heck of a time figuring all the pieces out since the trail can be long as Sage knew alot of people in film and in Italy and then back here in the States.

829 days ago
115.

kathy johnson    

dont believe evrything tmz reports, and if there is a so called source, he needs to be fired, the investigation isnt even complete yet and tmz has to report crap to see papers or for their big tv show, their reporters need to show some respect for the families, as they would want respect shown to theirs

829 days ago
116.

kathy johnson    

tmz needs to stop this nonsense, tired of their yellow journalism, give family some mourning time, and people can have leftover prescription bottles, notice they didnt say over time span dates on the bottles, Harvey used to love you on Peoples court, but youve gone way downhill since you took over this agency

829 days ago
117.

Marge    

Please Leave the man rest in peace. Leave him alone. AMEN!

829 days ago
118.

Bren    

Why not just leave the whole family alone??? It's enough already...... Whatever happened, happened... they have to deal with it and it is a sad loss! Geezzz stop the nasty comments PEOPLE!

829 days ago
119.

Madam Obvious    

Unfortunately, the cir***stances of Sage's death invite a lot of speculation, so the media will obviously go to town on it. Numerous people have come out and said that they thought he was constantly high in the last few months of his life, and now this bombshell discovery of pill bottles and white powder in his bedroom fortress. Of course, people are going to speculate publicly. By the way, is it just me or does anyone else think this guy had an extraordinary resemblance to Donny Osmond?

829 days ago
120.

Ephie    

Hydrocodone is not generic Vicodin. Vicodin is hydrocodone w/ APAP.

828 days ago
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