NEW YORK (CBS/AP) No word yet if any awards are on the way, but the son of Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas is set to star in a feature presentation all his own. And it allegedly involves police hidden cameras, a whole lot of meth, and maybe even some jail time.
The legendary performer's spawn, Cameron Douglas – 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 Thursday.
The complaint in federal court in Manhattan alleges that Cameron Douglas was paid tens of thousands of dollars trafficking the drug – referred to in transactions caught on police video by the code words "pastry" or "bath salts" — since 2006. Cash and drugs were routinely exchanged through shippers like FedEx, the court papers said.
The 30-year-old Douglas was arrested July 28 at the trendy Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan. His attorney, Nicholas DeFeis, declined to comment Thursday.
Federal authorities have refused to discuss whether Cameron Douglas remains behind bars or any other aspect of the case.
The complaint drawn up by a Drug Enforcement Administration agent details allegations based on information provided by three unnamed crystal meth users and dealers. The users, including someone who 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.
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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