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Michael Douglas’s Son, Charged with Drug Possession and Distribution, Could Receive Life in Prison Sentence if Convicted

Cameron Douglas, the son of movie star Michael Douglas, has been transferred to the Metropolitan Correctional Center after violating the terms of his house arrest. Cameron, 30, was arrested last month at Hotel Gansevoort in New York City for allegedly distributing large quantities of methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. He is charged with drug possession and distribution.

Police apprehended him as he was allegedly about to mail a drug shipment via Federal Express. Cameron is facing a mandatory minimum 10 years in prison if convicted but he could also be ordered to serve a life prison term.

The criminal complaint against Cameron accuses him of getting his former assistant to introduce him to possible buyers. The assistant and two buyers were also arrested on drug-related charges and are cooperating with the state. The complaint contends that since 2006, buyers have paid Cameron tens of thousands of dollars for trafficking drugs.

One 2006 deal allegedly involved an informant shipping money to Cameron. Cameron then allegedly delivered a pound of crystal meth to the buyer. In 2007, Cameron allegedly received $48,000 for a pound of crystal meth that was sent via Fed Ex. Investigators say they secretly recorded cell phone conversations in June and July that detailed more drug negotiations.

This week, Cameron’s girlfriend, Kelly Scott was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin to him that had been inserted in the battery compartment of an electric toothbrush. Cameron was under house arrest at the time.

Drug crimes are considered very serious offenses and Massachusetts law imposes strict punishments upon those convicted. Your career and the rest of your life could be at stake.

The best way to combat the charges and secure the best outcome possible for your case is to contact our Boston drug possession law firm today.

Girlfriend of Michael Douglas’ Jailed Son Arrested on Smuggling Charges, Fox News, August 12, 2009
Michael Douglas’ son could get life in prison, Reuters, August 7, 2009
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