When Palermo was arrested on on September 9, 2015, investigators seized approximately 600 empyt glass vials; approximately 250 vials of injectable steroids ; grams of raw steroid powder; over 6,000 steroids tablets; 61 vials of suspected hGH ; about 2000 syringes; glass beakers; hot plate; a digital scale; a five gallon jug of cottonseed oil; labels bearing the Genesis Pharmaceuticals name; more than 2000 tablets from the class of drugs known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs); 1,000 tadalafil tablets ( Cialis ); and approximately $9000 in cash.
In November 1942, the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi took "seven packets of amphetamine" to beat the world hour record on the track.  In 1960, the Danish rider Knud Enemark Jensen collapsed during the 100 km team time trial at the Olympic Games in Rome and died later in hospital. The autopsy showed he had taken amphetamine and another drug, Ronicol , which dilates the blood vessels. The chairman of the Dutch cycling federation, Piet van Dijk, said of Rome that "dope – whole cartloads – [were] used in such royal quantities." 
Actor Corey Feldman, who was convicted on drug charges in 1989 and says he has stayed clean ever since, had heard the same rumors. “Watching clips from the film, and looking at the pictures and interviews with him, and the way that he was talking and the way that he was acting, I presumed it to be true,” Feldman told the London-based Sunday Independent. Later, Feldman said, a friend who had worked with Phoenix “told me specific details about his using.” When Feldman, who worked with Phoenix on Stand By Me, called to offer his help, though. Phoenix told him that “I’m fine, everything’s fine.”