China Indicts Jackie Chan's Son on Drug Charges.December 23, 2014
During this summer, we revealed that son of legendary actor, Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan had been detained in China on drug charges.
Today, Chinese prosecutors indicted Jaycee Chan Monday on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was originally detained. The action film star's son could face up to three years in prison if convicted. Jaycee, 32, was one of several celebrities to be nabbed over the summer after Beijing vowed to take a stand against illegal drugs.
He was detained after police allegedly not only found 100 grams of marijuana in his home but also after he tested positive for the drug. Authorities also arrested Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai at the time after he also admitted to using the drug, but according to reports, he was released after a 14-day administrative detention. Chan, on the other hand, remains in custody.
Jackie Chan served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the China Anti-Drug Committee in 2009. After his son's August arrest, Jackie offered a sincere public apology.
"First, I want to thank everyone for their support. For my son, Fang Zuming (Jaycee), to get into such trouble, I'm very angry and astonished," he wrote. "As a public figure, I'm ashamed, as a father, I'm heartbroken, I can't begin to describe his mother's pain. I hope young people will take a lesson from Zuming [Jaycee] and stay away from drugs."
"I failed to be a good father and I deserve the blame," he added. "I will take the responsibility and apologize to public on behalf of Jaycee!"
So far a trial date has not been announced.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in June that the government would be cracking down on illegal drugs, and, as a result, offenders would be more severely punished. The efforts resulted in more than 7,800 people in Beijing alone being arrested.
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