Cameron Douglas Caught With Pot in System
Michael Douglas' son violates terms of his probation: court papers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2017 11:50 AM CDT
This 2009 file photo shows Cameron, son of actor Michael Douglas, at the premiere of the film "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

(Newser) – Cameron Douglas is skating on thin ice: He was allegedly caught with marijuana in his system in April when he showed up to his probation officers' office for a random drug test, the New York Post reports, citing court papers. Michael Douglas' 38-year-old son, who was released into a halfway house last year after spending seven years behind bars on drug offenses, has recently been living in his own apartment, and it seems he won't be losing his freedom just yet: His probation officers told a judge "relapse is part of the recovery process" and said Douglas should be given another chance, remaining "in the community to see how he responds to setbacks."

At the same court hearing, Douglas' lawyer said his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder related to his prison stay, and that he is seeing a psychiatrist to deal with it. Douglas himself said he struggled to adjust after prison but that life on the outside is going well; he has a job reading scripts at a production company and is taking acting classes. "This hiccup is unfortunate, but I don’t see it happening again," he told the judge. The judge agreed with the probation officers' recommendation to increase the amount of regular drug testing and drug searches Douglas is subject to.

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