By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated April 20, 2010 at 10:49 PM EDT

Michael Douglas’ son was sentenced today to five years in prison on drug charges, Reuters reports. Cameron Douglas, 31, was arrested last July at Manhattan’s Gansevoort Hotel for possession of heroin and dealing both methamphetamine and cocaine. He pleaded guilty to those charges in January. In a letter written to the judge, the actor had asked for leniency for his son, stating, “I have some idea of the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father. I’m not sure I can comprehend it with two generations to deal with.”