Michael Douglas' Son Admits Smuggling Drugs in Jail
Cameron Douglas says he's had drugs behind bars for months
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2011 12:34 AM CDT
Actor Michael Douglas and ex-wife, Diandra Douglas leave the US District Court building in Manhattan last year following the sentencing of their son to five years in prison.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Cameron Douglas has pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into jail in the middle of a sentence for heroin possession and meth trafficking. "God knows I'm sorry about this situation," Michael Douglas' 32-year-old son said in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday. Douglas was taken from prison and is being held in a nearby jail during testimony against a drug dealer, which was part of a plea deal that landed him a five-year rather than a 10-year sentence last year. A guard nailed him in jail with what appeared to be cocaine and heroin, reports AP. Douglas admitted that he has had drugs in prison since May.

He pleaded guilty in exchange for an expected additional 18 months behind bars, but the judge warned him he faces a possible maximum of 20 years when he's sentenced later this year, reports the New York Post. The FBI is investigating how he managed to use drugs in two federal facilities. Dad Michael issued a statement saying his eldest son has made "much progress" battling his addiction," but he's "still not cured." Most "people and their families are able to address this illness privately and outside of the spotlight," the actor added. "Unfortunately, this has not been possible here."

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Oct 24, 2011 5:35 AM CDT
Well, for a slacker he sure turned around and fired up some can-do motivation. A regular Count Of Monte Cristo. But somehow, I doubt there's a crumb in a hallway that isn't being monitored by at least 3 CCTV's. I'm thinking, before I condemn some hapless bum furtively consuming something smaller than a piece of popcorn to pass a few hours of the endless monotony in dead-end bliss, I'd save my wrath for the staunch, uniformed figures on the side of respectability.. aka drug smuggling prison guards not happy making $60,000+ a year with perks, preying on the weak and despondent for CASH, baby, CASH. It's the System that's failing.
Oct 21, 2011 12:10 PM CDT
Five years without drugs ought to cure him...
Oct 21, 2011 8:21 AM CDT
How can you call this an illness,when you put the crap in your body?Is this how you catch an illness?