October 21, 2011 by staff
Cameron Douglas, Son jailed Michael Douglas pleaded guilty to a new drug charge Thursday, admitting that he managed to get drugs in prison, even while he was cooperating with the government in a drug investigation.
Cameron Douglas, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of narcotics, saying. “God knows I feel about this situation”
Although the charge carries a possible prison sentence of 20 years, an agreement with prosecutors recommended Douglas serve between one and 1 1 / 2 years in prison. His sentencing was set for December 21.
Michael Douglas, who was not in court, said in a statement that your child is involved missing a small amount for the drug user.
“Cameron accepts full responsibility for their behavior,” said the father. “While much has been achieved is not yet cured most people and their families are able to cope with the disease in private and out of focus Unfortunately this has not been possible here for reasons completely out -… their control thanks those who have their roots for recovery and looks forward to the day that will not disappoint. ”
The reason came just two weeks after Cameron Douglas said as a government witness against a co-accused face drug trafficking. The testimony was part of the cooperation he promised when he was sentenced to five years in prison after his arrest in July 2009 to address a methamphetamine high-end hotel in Manhattan.
In his final argument, the son of Academy Award winning actor acknowledged the drug possession from May until last week. That’s when authorities found what appeared to be heroin and cocaine in his cell.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman asked if the two security flaws in federal prison facility made it possible for Douglas to get drugs, and said he was worried that someone might be able to smuggle weapons in prisons, if you can get drugs in
“I will make a strong recommendation not to return to any of these facilities,” said Berman, referring to the Metropolitan Correctional Center next to the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan and the federal prison in Pennsylvania.
The judge said he assumes the prisons are safe and well managed when sending prisoners to and has the expectation “that such things do not go forward.”
A prosecutor said the FBI was investigating to try to find out how drugs were obtained. Douglas said immediately accepted responsibility for his latest crime.
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