Jackie Chan‘s son has been jailed for six months by a Beijing court on drug offences. Jaycee Chan, 32, who was detained in August on suspicion of possessing cannabis and was charged in December with sheltering others to use drugs, was handed jail time after he pleaded guilty in Beijing’s Dongcheng District Court.
Speaking in court, Jaycee – who faced a maximum sentence of three years – said of his arrest: ”I just gave [the police] information and I confessed because I didn’t know how to deal with the marijuana.” The singer-and-actor was arrested at the same time as his friend Kai Ko, who was released from police custody following a 14-day administrative detention for drug use. Ko testified on camera that he had used drugs at Jaycee’s home.
Speaking shortly after his son’s arrest, The Karate Kid star Jackie – who was named an official Narcotics Control Ambassador by Chinese police in 2009 – said he felt ”angry, shocked and ashamed.” He blogged: ”Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken. Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public. I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs. I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I’m going to face the road together with you.”