Michael Douglas' Son Sentenced to 5 Years

Cameron Douglas faced up to 10 years on drug charges

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 20, 2010 3:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – A New York judge has sentenced actor Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison on drug charges, calling it his "last chance to make it." Federal Judge Richard Berman announced the sentence today after hearing Cameron Douglas apologize and admit that he had squandered a lot of opportunities to turn his life around. The 31-year-old son of the Academy Award-winning actor admitted to dealing methamphetamine and cocaine in January. He had faced a 10-year term.

Michael Douglas arrives at Manhattan federal court for the sentencing of his son.
Michael Douglas arrives at Manhattan federal court for the sentencing of his son.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Diandra Douglas arrives at Manhattan federal court for the sentencing of her son.
Diandra Douglas arrives at Manhattan federal court for the sentencing of her son.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas, in a file photo.
Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas, in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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