Around 6 months after being caught in drug offences, Chinese movie star Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan's was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday in Beijing.
Beijing's Dongcheng District People's Court also fined Jaycee 2,000 yuan ($326) after convicting him of providing a venue for drug users, Xinhua reported.
His trial started earlier in the day. On Aug 14, 2014, Beijing police detained various people, including Jaycee and Taiwan movie star Ko Chen-tung, for drug offences. Jaycee Chan, the 31-year-old movie and TV actor is also known as Fang Zuming. Jaycee and Kai are the new celebrities to get caught for drug abuse.
Jaycee and Ko tested positive for marijuana and both admitted to have taken the drug. The People's Procuratorate of Dongcheng district in Beijing filed charges against Jaycee Dec 22 for providing a venue for drug users.
In the same month, Beijing Trade Association for Performances and 42 art agencies and groups had signed an agreement to boycott celebrities who take drugs. Reportedly, the companies are asked to avoid giving work to drug-using actors or using tainted celebrities for promotional events.
Jackie Chan has apologised to the public for Jaycee's offences. He said that in future Jaycee can learn from his mistake.
During the trial, Jaycee said he deserved punishment because he violated the law. He said he would never repeat the mistake, and hoped to be forgiven by the public.
According to Chinese law, the maximum sentence for such a crime is three years in prison as well as a fine.