Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cameron Douglas Gets Four and a Half More Years in Prison

Cameron Douglas says he's learned his lesson, but it came at a heavy price.

The 33-year-old son of Haywire star Michael Douglas was sentenced to five years in prison last April, after he was caught dealing large amounts of crystal meth.

Wednesday, Cameron was sentenced to an additional four-and-a-half years in prison and a $4,000 fine. The offense, again, was drug possession, behind bars.

The sentence was more than twice what prosecutors had asked for.

Cameron Douglas Mug Shot

The judge, obviously very annoyed at the situation, told Cameron that he had "blown the biggest opportunity of his life," according to The New York Post.

Douglas said he was "saturated in my own shame and penitence" and begged for "the opportunity to build myself and gain the tools I need to shape my future."

"I feel so strongly, for the first time in my life, that I am truly ripe for positive reform and real achievement," Cameron said in a Manhattan federal court filing.

Cameron was previously arrested in 1999 and 2007 for drug possession, and perhaps for that reason, the judge was less than sympathetic this morning.


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