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Girlfriend of Michael Douglas' Son Sentenced

Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 09:04 AM

 

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The girlfriend of actor Michael Douglas' wayward son was freed Tuesday after spending seven months in jail for becoming embroiled in Cameron Douglas' downward spiral with drugs.

A judge in federal court in Manhattan sentenced Kelly Sott to time served for misdemeanor drug possession. She had pleaded guilty last month.

"I learned a good lesson," Sott told the judge. "I just want to leave all that behind me — the drugs. ... Thank you for giving me a second chance."

Sott's lawyer said her time behind bars had given her a chance to kick a drug habit she picked up amid her distress over losing two friends in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. As part of her sentence, the judge ordered her to undergo drug treatment and counseling for a year after she returns to her home in Pennsylvania.

Federal agents arrested Sott last summer after she was caught trying smuggle heroin to Cameron Douglas — an admitted drug addict and dealer who was under house arrest at the time — inside an electric toothbrush.

The son of the Academy Award winner was arrested July 28, 2009, at the trendy Hotel Gansevoort as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.

Investigators say Douglas was paid tens of thousands of dollars for trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine — what he referred to in intercepted phone calls as "pastry" or "bath salts." Cash and drugs were routinely exchanged from coast to coast through shippers like FedEx, the court papers said.

He pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute drugs as part of a deal requiring to cooperate with an investigation of meth suppliers. He also pleaded guilty to heroin possession — a charges stemming from the toothbrush incident.

Cameron Douglas has acted in movies including 2003's "It Runs in the Family," starring his father and grandfather Kirk Douglas.

He faces sentencing on April 27.

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