Micheal Douglas’ son, Cameron Douglas, 30, was arrested in New York last week in an undercover sting operation by the DEA. He had dealt about a pound and a half of methamphetamine, valued at over $18,000, and had 8 ounces remaining on him. Cameron was busted for possession of liquid cocaine in 2007. Earlier this year, he was evicted from his $4,200 a month rented home in LA for non-payment of rent. The landlord told Star that he left a mess of drug paraphernalia behind and that the neighbors complained about the number of people visiting at all hours. Reports at the time claimed that Cameron has an $80 million trust fund and could have certainly afforded to rent the home.
Cameron Douglas was arrested July 28 by the DEA at a hip Manhattan hotel. The 30-year-old son of Michael and his ex-wife Diandra, has a lengthy history of drug abuse, rehab, arrests and imprisonment.
The bust took place at the Gansevoort Hotel, a source told The New York Post. An undercover DEA operation allegedly found he was carrying about eight ounces of crystal meth, and had dealt $18,000 worth of the drug at the time they took him into custody.
[From Radar Online]
Cameron is Douglas’ only child from his first marriage, to Diandra Luker from 1977 to 2000. Michael Douglas next married Catherine Zeta-Jones in late 2000 and they have two young children, Dylan, 9, and Carys, 6.
The Douglas family has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. In 1992, Michael went to rehab for alcoholism. It seems to have worked well for him because we haven’t heard since that he has a problem. Michael’s half brother, Cameron’s uncle, died of a drug and alcohol overdose in 2004. Screen legend Kirk Douglas, the 92 year old patriarch of the family, spoke in 2007 about the pain of losing his son at the young age of 46:
Still haunted by the tragedy, the 90-year-old [source article is from 2007] ‘Spartacus’ star told a rapt audience in New York recently: “The natural tendency is to blame yourself.
“What did I do wrong, and what more could I have done to help? His death is hard to get over.
“It broke my heart that my son Eric died at 46, and I’m still alive. I felt guilty that my youngest son lived a life of pain and died before I did.
“He didn’t have a chance to taste the sweetness of life. He didn’t get to fall in love, get married and have children. Is it my fault? Did I somehow cause him to choose this path?
“My wife Annie and I discuss it. We know for years and years we tried to do everything we could.”
Kirk said the family placed Eric in a long list of rehabilitation centers. “But nothing helped.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 9, 2007]
Maybe Cameron’s arrest will give him the motivation he needs to change his life. He knows what happened to his uncle and how heartbroken it made his grandfather. It’s sad and a waste that he’s going down that same path when he has more money and opportunities than most people can ever dream of. His dad could have wisely cut off access to his trust fund somehow, but he’s so well connected and privileged that he could have easily made something of his life instead of dealing drugs. There’s still plenty of time if he wants it.
Cameron and Michael Douglas are shown at the Ghost of Girlfriends Past premiere on 4/27/09