Jackie Chan’s son jailed for Drug Offence

Jaycee Chan, the son of action film star, Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence. He was also fined 2,000 yuan (US$322) after he pleaded guilty to all charges.

Chan, pleaded guilty in Beijing’s Dongcheng District Court to “sheltering others to use drugs”.

Chan told the court on Friday that when police came to his house “I just gave them information and I confessed because I didn’t know how to deal with the marijuana.”

The court gave Chan a lighter sentence because he gave himself up and gave information to the authorities on other criminal activities.

It could be recalled that Police raided his home in August 2014 and found more than 100g of marijuana. He faced a maximum sentence of three years.

Chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, were both detained at his Beijing home in August, with police saying they tested positive for marijuana. Ko was released after a 14-day administrative detention for drug use.

But Chan was put under “criminal detention” for the additional and more serious crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said.

Jackie Chan, who was named an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador” by Chinese police in 2009, has said he felt “ashamed” and “sad” over his son’s behavior.

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