Cameron Douglas , 32 – who is the son of actor Michael Douglas – pleaded guilty on Thursday (October 20) to possessing drugs in his jail cell.
The National Lampoon’s Adam & Eve star is currently serving a 5 year federal prison sentence for drug dealing and, as a result of the latest charges, could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release plus a $250,000 fine.
PEOPLE reports that Cameron was charged with possessing items in his cell that tested positive for cocaine and heroin. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Anderson revealed to the court that one of the substances tested positive for methadone, which he described as “something that people take when they’re coming off a heroin addiction in order to facilitate the withdrawal,” according to a court transcript.
Cameron – who has openly admitted struggling with addictions to heroin, cocaine and alcohol – told the judge that “God knows I am sorry.”
Although his famous father was not present in court, he did offer a statement:
Cameron accepts full responsibility for his conduct, which involved a small user-quantity of drugs. While he has made much progress, he is still not cured. Most people and their families are able to address this illness privately and outside of the spotlight. Unfortunately this has not been possible here, for reasons completely outside of his control. He thanks those that have rooted for his recovery and looks forward to the day when he will not disappoint.”
Cameron is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 21, 2011.