Cameron Douglas Tested Positive for Marijuana Amid Probation for Drug Conviction
Douglas appeared in front of the judge on Wednesday for a status update hearing
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Cameron had marijuana in his system during a random drug screening in April.
During a May 9 court hearing, probation officers told the judge that a lab tech accused Cameron of “attempting to manipulate the results” of his drug test by submitting “something that was not his urine.”
More testing was done and a third test came back positive for marijuana, the probation office said.
The probation officers asked the judge to be lenient toward Cameron, saying “relapse is part of the recovery process.”
“We would like to provide Mr. Douglas an opportunity to be in the community to see how he responds to setbacks,” one of the officers said, according to the transcript.
Cameron spoke to the judge himself, admitting his mistake. “I guess what I want to tell you is that since I’ve come back, I’ve worked really hard, and this hiccup is unfortunate, but I don’t foresee it happening again,” he said during the hearing.
“Cameron is fine. He has NOT relapsed,” Cameron’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman tells PEOPLE of how he is doing today. “He is completely drug-free and in full compliance with all of the conditions of his post-release supervision.”
Cameron appeared in front of the judge on Wednesday for a status update hearing, which Brafman tells PEOPLE “went very well.”
During the meeting, Cameron proved he was sober and was granted permission to visit his grandfather, Kirk Douglas, in Los Angeles, according to Page Six. He will make the trip sometime next week.
Douglas, 37, was released from prison after nearly seven years following a drug conviction. In 2010, he was sentenced to a five-year prison term for possession of heroin and selling methamphetamine.
His sentence was extended after he confessed to smuggling drugs into prison.