Cameron was accompanied by his father and his mother Diandra in federal court in Manhattan today (April 20). The 31-year-old actor was facing 10 or more years in prison.
The judge said it was Cameron’s “last chance to make it.” The troubled young adult was also ordered to pay $25,000 in fines and serve 450 hours of community service. Once he is out of prison, Cameron is also required to spend an additional 5 years in a supervised release program.
Many friends and family members wrote letters to the judge in Cameron’s defense. Michael wrote a personal plea, asking the judge to consider the family’s long history of drug abuse. He added that Cameron’s childhood was influenced by a “bad marriage” and “the pressure of finding [his] own identity with a famous father.”
“He is an adult and responsible for his own actions,” Michael said, but added that “genes, family and peer pressure” also contributed to his son’s substance abuse problems, which led to his involvement in drug-dealing.