Authorities investigating the death of Sage Stallone believe he was a drug dealer.
Sources have allegedly told TMZ that it is thought that a ‘likely scenario’ is that Sage was dealing Hydrocodone or more commonly known as Vicodin.
At 188lbs and 5’7″, Sage didn’t have the thin frame that addicts usually have.
TMZ was reportedly told: ‘He was pudgy, and drug addicts are almost always rail thin.’
Close sources to TMZ also claimed that no Hydrocodone tablets were found in Sage’s home, but that there were over 60 gigantic empty prescription bottles.
Each of these would have held 500 pills, meaning that Sage would have had over 30,000.
LAPD detectives and L.A. County Coroner investigators will apparently use batch numbers and serial numbers to track down the bottles, but it is thought highly probably that they were shipped from abroad.
The bags of white powder found in the room where Sage died have not yet been tested, but it is said to be likely that they contained Hydrocodone.
Sage Stallone was found dead of what TMZ.com said was an apparent overdose in his home July 13. Autopsy results have not yet been released.
According to TMZ.com, the actor’s body was found surrounded by cigarette butts and beer cans, and may have been there for days before it was discovered by a housekeeper.
Sylvester Stallone, 66, has since shot down reports that his son was dead for days and surrounded by filth, and asked media to respect the family’s privacy.
The famed actor has hired a high-profile private investigator to look into the cause of his son’s death, the website reports.