Cameron Douglas to be sentenced next week

April 13, 2010 2:57:53 PM PDT
Wayward heir to Hollywood royalty Cameron Douglas is about to hit rock bottom for his role as New York City drug trafficker.

The son of Michael Douglas is scheduled to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty earlier this year to charges he peddled large quantities of methamphetamine out of a trendy Manhattan hotel.

The charges carry a minimum term of 10 years behind bars. But lawyers for the admitted heroin addict argue he should get only 3 1/2 years.

His real-life drug drama in a Manhattan court laid bare the details of a downward spiral, which friends blame on a toxic mix of privilege, neglect and a family legacy of substance abuse.

Supporters of the son of an Academy Award-winning father who once played a drug czar in the film "Traffic" hope that legacy will spare him.