Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan gets six months in prison in drug case

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan pleaded guilty to a drug charge Friday in China and was sentenced to six months in prison.

The younger Chan was convicted of providing a venue for drug users, according to a Los Angeles Times report out of Beijing.


"I violated the law. I deserve to be punished," the 32-year-old said in trial footage that aired on state TV. "When I return to society, I won't do it again."

He was also fined about $320.

His movie-star dad was mum about the sentence Friday on U.S. social media. At the time of Jaycee's arrest in August, the "The Tuxedo" star said on Chinese social media that he was "very angry and very shocked."

The Chinese anti-drug ambassador continued: "As a public figure, I'm very ashamed. As a father, I'm heartbroken."

The elder Chan has not posted anything on Weibo since December, when one of his crew members died during film production (link in Chinese).

Jaycee Chan was arrested in his Beijing apartment along with Chinese movie star Ko Chen-tung, known as Kai Ko, and others. Chan and Ko, 23, tested positive for marijuana use and, according to state-run news, police seized about 3.5 ounces of weed during the raid.

The actor-singer-playboy was one of nine celebrities arrested on drug charges within a week's time as part of a larger illegal-drugs crackdown in China that resulted in almost 8,000 arrests last summer.

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