The son of Hollywood star Michael Douglas entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, WPIX Channel 11 News has learned.
Last July, undercover New York City police caught Cameron Douglas, 31, with more than $10,000-worth of crystal meth in a Manhattan hotel. In addition, prosecutors allege he shipped large quantities of drugs from California to New York via FedEx.
Cameron Douglas is currently behind bars on drug possession charges at the Metropolitan Correctional Center after the police raid on his room last August.
He was initially put under house arrest at his mother’s apartment, but was later sent to federal prison after his girlfriend allegedly tried to smuggle heroin to him in an electric toothbrush.
Michael Douglas, husband of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones, has said he is the one to blame for his son’s drug problems having been preoccupied with film projects while Cameron was a young boy.
“I’ll assume whatever responsibilities I have to,” he told AARP magazine. “Would it have been better to have been around more? Absolutely. There were absences, and I was no angel.”
However, the two-time oscar-winning actor said his troubled son is now beginning to see the error of his ways.
“He’s in a federal prison, and you’ve got some big, bad boys down there. Cameron has a lot of life ahead. He now recognizes his own demons and struggles.”
If convicted, Cameron Douglas faces a minimum of 10 years behind bars.