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Michael Douglas' son heads to jail

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Cameron Douglas sentenced

Cameron Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas, was sentenced to five years in jail for his role in a drug trafficking ring.

Cameron Douglas sentenced

The younger Douglas was busted in August 2009 for possession of methamphetamines with the intent to distribute after a three-year investigation by the DEA.

It wasn't Cameron's first time in trouble -- he was arrested in 2007 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance when cops found liquid cocaine in his car.

The US Attorney's Office said that when arrested, Cameron was holding "500 grams and more of mixtures and substances containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine" and "five kilograms and more of mixtures and substances containing a detectable amount of cocaine."

Cameron plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs and heroin possession charges on January 27.

The judge sentenced Cameron to five years in a federal prison, along with paying $25,000 in fines and serving 450 hours community service. Upon his release, he must spend another five years in a supervised release program. The 33-year-old actually got off easy, as he faced a ten-year prison term.

During the sentencing, Cameron apologized to his family (both Michael and mom Diandra were in attendance) for putting them through this "nightmare" and said in the future he would like to be a role model for younger siblings, such as Michael's kids with wife Catherine Zeta Jones.

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