Police Probe Drug Dealing In Sage Stallone Death Case
Police investigating the death of Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's son, have suggested that he may have been dealing drugs. They do not, however, believe that he was an addict himself. TMZ report today (July 19, 2012) that the authorities believe a 'likely scenario' is that Sage had been dealing in Hydrocodone (generic Vicodin). They've been speaking to a source who reckons that addiction has been ruled out for Sage primarily because of his weight.
Sage weighed around 188 pounds and according to their source, drug addicts are "almost always rail thin," whereas Sage was described as "pudgy." Although no Hydrocodone was found in Sage's house, the authorities did find over 60 huge empty bottles that once appeared to have contained Hydrocodone. They are apparently the kind of bottles that pharmacists would use to fill consumer scripts. Each one of those 60 bottles would once have housed around 500 pills, meaning that Sage possibly had around 30,000 pills in his possession at one point. At the time of his death, however, they had all gone. LAPD detectives will now be trying to trace some of the bottles, using batch numbers, though it likely they came from overseas. Some small bags of white powder were found in Sage's room and will be tested in the lab to see whether or not it is also ground up Hydrocodone.
TMZ also reported that Sylvester Stallone has hired a private detective to look into the details surrounding his son's death. Sly met up with the well-known private detective Scott Ross on Tuesday (July 17, 2012), to find out the answers to the questions that he has regarding Sage's premature passing.