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Michael Douglas' Son Had Girlfriend Smuggle Dope in Toothbrush, Say Feds

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Michael Douglas, right, a cast member in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," and his son Cameron pose together at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, April 27, 2009.

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) He just wanted to brush his teeth!

That's what Cameron Douglas' girlfriend apparently tried to tell authorities when she was caught using an electric toothbrush to allegedly smuggle heroin to her incarcerated beau, according to a new federal complaint.

Douglas, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas, was already holed up in his mother's posh New York apartment on house arrest when a security guard reportedly intercepted the special delivery Monday and found 19 tiny baggies of heroin stuffed into the battery compartment of the device.

Douglas' girlfriend, Kelly Sott, 31, might want to brush up on her smuggling techniques. According to the complaint obtained by, E!News, a private security guard overheard Douglas on the phone repeatedly asking Sott to bring him the toothbrush. But Douglas already had one that authorities gave him to use during his house arrest in another drug case against him.

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Michael Douglas and his son Cameron pose together at a movie premiere in Los Angeles, April 27, 2009.

E! News reports Sott is charged with drug smuggling, and a judge has ordered her to jail without bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 10 in her case.

Cameron Douglas has given up his plush accommodations as well. He has been yanked from his mother's apartment and thrown in the slammer, according to People Magazine.

The Oscar-winning actor's spawn– a sometimes actor, sometimes DJ – traveled coast to coast dealing large quantities of methamphetamine before his arrest last month, according to a criminal complaint made public.

The case is sadly ironic for Michael Douglas, who, in the movie "Traffic," played a federal drug czar forced to chase after his daughter who was addicted to drugs.

The complaint in federal court in Manhattan alleges that Cameron Douglas was paid tens of thousands of dollars trafficking the drug since 2006.

The 30-year-old was arrested July 28 at the trendy Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan.

Michael Douglas has said that he and his family are devastated. "Any family who has dealt with substance abuse knows how devastating it can be," he said in a statement released Wednesday.

Federal authorities have refused to discuss any aspect of the Douglas case.

The initial complaint was drawn up by a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and details allegations based on information provided by three unnamed crystal meth users and dealers. The users, including someone who allegedly once worked for Cameron Douglas, have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the investigation.

The complaint said that in one deal in 2006, one informant shipped cash under a fake name to Douglas at a California hotel. A few days later, it said, Douglas delivered a pound of methamphetamine to the individual at a Manhattan hotel. Cash and drugs were routinely exchanged through shippers like FedEx, the court papers said.

In 2007, according to another informant, Douglas was paid $48,000 at a Manhattan apartment. That person later received a pound of crystal meth through FedEx from Santa Barbara, Calif., the complaint said.

In June and July, negotiations for more drugs were secretly recorded on wiretaps of cell phones and an informant's hotel room in Manhattan, the complaint said.

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