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Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Douglas Sentenced To 5 Years In Jail — Did He Get Special Treatment?

Tue, April 20, 2010 5:23pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Michael Douglas must be so relieved — his son got sentenced to only five years in prison for drug dealing. The minimum punished for committing that crime is normally 10 years!

Dealing methamphetamine and cocaine usually gets someone 10 years in the slammer. But Cameron Douglas, the son of movie star Michael Douglas, was sentenced to only five years in prison by a judge in Manhattan Federal Court today, Apr. 20.

Cameron was also ordered to pay $25,000 in fines and to serve 450 hours of community service, as well as commit to 5 years in a supervised release program once he’s released.

In January, Cameron plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, and to heroin possession, and in February, he was denied bail.

The judge made it clear that this is 31-year-old Camerons’s “last chance to make it.” But do you think that when Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, and Catherine Zeta-Jones each wrote personal letters to the court asking for leniency, it had any influence over his sentencing?