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Jackie Chan’s son charged for drug offense

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MUMBAI: The 32-year-old son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has been charged with a drug offense. Jaycee Chan was prosecuted in Beijing for allegedly providing a venue for drug users. The prosecution happened three months after he was arrested following a drugs bust at his residence in the capital. It is said that Chan could face up to three years in jail.

Beijing police had detained Jaycee Chan and Taiwan movie star Ko Chen-tung for drug offenses earlier this year in August. Chan and Ko Chen-tung tested positive for marijuana and both admitted to taking the drug. Police seized more than 100 gm of marijuana at the junior Chan's home. Ko Chen-tung was released 29 Aug after 14 days of administrative detention.

Following Jaycee Chan's detention, Jackie Chan released a statement on microblog Sina Weibo, saying he was "angered and shocked" by the news.

Commenting further on the issue, Kung Fu star Jackie Chan said that he felt shamed by his son's behaviour and hoped that he will behave in the future.

"As Jaycee's father, I feel ashamed and heartbroken. I hope that teenagers will draw lessons from Jaycee and stay away from drugs," read the statement.

He further added, "I hope that in the future, he could become an anti-drug spokesman and tell his experiences to young people.”

Chan maintained that he never used any connections to help Jaycee Chan out.

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