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Breaking News: Cameron Douglas Gets 5 Years

By Erin Blakeley |

Well, the not knowing is over. Now Cameron Douglas and his family will have to come to terms with what comes next.

The son of Michael Douglas was sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court this afternoon to 5 years in prison for dealing methamphetamines and cocaine out of his hotel room. The charges usually carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, so the presiding judge,  Judge Richard Berman, reduced the sentence, perhaps in part because of a slew of pleas issued by the Douglas family asking for leniency.

In a letter earlier this week, actor Michael Douglas sent a letter to Judge Berman, which read in part:

‘Dear Judge Berman, I don’t want to burden you with a litany of my son, Cameron’s rehab history, beginning at 13. He’s an adult and responsible for his own life. We do know, however, that genes, family, and peer pressure are all a strong influence on a substance abuser.’

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Erin Blakeley

Erin Blakeley is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the Star Ledger, NYC24, and Tiempo, among other publications. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son.

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