Douglas’ Son Pleads Guilty To New Drug Charge

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October 20, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Michael Douglas’s incarcerated son Cameron has pleaded guilty to a new drug possession charge.
Cameron Douglas is currently serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute, and one count of cocaine possession, stemming from an arrest two years ago.

And now he faces an additional 18 months behind bars after authorities found what appeared to be heroin and cocaine in the 32 year old’s cell.

On Thursday Cameron admitted to smuggling narcotics into prison since May, telling the court, “God knows I’m sorry about this situation.”

The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison term but prosecutors have already offered up a plea deal, which would require Cameron to spend an additional one to one-and-a-half years behind bars.

Cameron’s dad Michael Douglas tells the Associated Press, “Cameron accepts full responsibility for his conduct. While he has made much progress, he is still not cured.

“Most people and their families are able to address this illness privately and outside the spotlight. Unfortunately this has not been possible here – for reasons completely outside of his control. He thanks those that have rooted for his recovery and looks forward to the day when he will not disappoint.”

He will be sentenced on 21 December.