Celebrity News January 28, 2010
Michael Douglas' Son Could Get 10 Years in Prison
Cameron Douglas, 31, oldest son of actor Michael Douglas and grandson of Kirk, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to dealing large quantities of crystal meth.
"I began supplying on a regular basis," Douglas confessed, according to press accounts.
Cameron was arrested in a Manhattan hotel room last July as part of a federal drug investigation. He spent the following six months in federal lockup. Douglas has had a long history of drug abuse and became involved with dealing in 2006.
Michael Douglas considers this a wake-up call for his son. "Cameron has a lot of his life ahead," the actor told AARP's The Magazine. "He now recognizes his own demons and struggles ... He's a tough kid. Still, he's in a federal prison, and you've got some big, bad boys down there..."
The younger Douglas starred with his father and grandfather in 2003's "It Runs in the Family." Michael Douglas' half-brother, Eric, died of a drug overdose in 2004.
Cameron Douglas is scheduled for sentencing on April 27th. He faces a mandatory 10-year sentence.