Cameron Douglas Gets 4 1/2 More Years In Prison For Drug Possession

12/21/2011 01:05 pm ET | Updated Dec 21, 2011

The verdict is in, and it's bad news for Cameron Douglas and father Michael Douglas.

The troubled 33-year-old member of the famous Hollywood family was sentenced to four-and-a-half more years in prison on Wednesday for drug possession while in prison -- on top of the five years he is already serving. This is just another notch in a long string of jail time for Cameron, once an aspiring actor, whose public addiction with methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin have landed him in jail in 1999 and 2007.

The additional jail time comes after father Michael, wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and grandfather Kirk Douglas had sent in letters, reportedly asking for leniency, during his original sentencing.

Meanwhile, in preparation for his new drugs charge, the younger Douglas sent in a heartfelt, handwritten letter to Judge Richard Berman in New York. Among the things Cameron wrote were that he felt "saturated in my own shame and penitence" and that his drug addiction has "robbed me of a life that should of and could have been rife in promise."

According to the New York Post, the judge doled out a sentenced that was two-and-a-half years longer than the two years the Feds originally asked for, then went on to say that Cameron had "blown the biggest opportunity of his life."


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