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
Michael Douglas arrives at Manhattan federal court for the sentencing of his son.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

(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.

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milosleubner
Dec 18, 2012 2:25 AM CST
just to remind you all ,that the USA has more people in jails and prisons then any other country in the world and that is a total number and per capita as well.!!!
Movana
Apr 22, 2010 9:57 AM CDT
Nonetheless, five years in the slammer is nothing to laugh about.
Abecedarian
Apr 21, 2010 4:55 PM CDT
It's not who you know....it's how much dough $$$$$.