Michael Douglas' son facing jail
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 January 2010
Michael Douglas' son Cameron faces at least ten years in jail on charges of dealing the drug methamphetamine - also known as crystal meth
Michael Douglas' son faces at least ten years in jail on drugs charges.
Cameron Douglas pleaded guilty to the charge of methamphetamine - or crystal meth - possession in a New York court yesterday (26.01.10).
He was caught in possession of a large amount of the highly addictive drug in New York's Hotel Gansevoort hotel last July.
Actor Cameron, 31, told the judge he had first been approached to deal drugs in 2006, after which he "began supplying on a regular basis".
When asked if he understood this was wrong, he replied: "Yes, your honour."
Cameron - Michael's son with his first wife Diandra Luker - had allegedly called the methamphetamine 'pastry' and 'bath salts' in phone calls which had been recorded by the US Drug Enforcement agency (DEA) and he had frequently used mainstream courier services such as Fedex to transact his dealings.
Cameron's lawyer, Nicholas DeFeis, said after his plea: "I think he handled it well, under the circumstances."
Last year, a spokesperson for Michael and Diandra said of their son's actions: "We are devastated about the recent behaviour of our son Cameron. Any family who has dealt with substance abuse knows how difficult it can be."
'It Runs In The Family' star Cameron also pleaded guilty to heroin possession, arising from an allegation that his girlfriend had tried to smuggle the drug to him inside an electric toothbrush while he was under house arrest.
Cameron has reportedly signed a plea bargain, although the details were not made public. He will be sentenced for between ten years and life in prison on April 27.