Jackie Chan’s son has been arrested. The star, who is from Hong Kong and the star of Shanghai Noon child Jacyee Chan had been apprehended on drug related charges in Beijing on August 14, 2014. What has been reported i that he confessed to smoking marijuana. What the capital city’s police announced on Monday, August 18, 2014 that there were two actors detained on Thursday, August 14, 2014, one was his thirty two year old son and the other was twenty three year old Kai Ko, 23, the South Chinese Morning Post reported.
The local authorities confirmed they found three-and-a-half ounces of marijuana at the home of Jacyee’s, and he also tested positive for the drug prior to confessing to smoking it. Chan is currently under criminal detention for “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs,” and if convicted he could face the maximum prison term of three years.
Ko will be left feeling particularly embarrassed by his arrest as he once appeared in an anti-drug public service advertisement in 2012, but he would only face the much less severe penalty of “administrative detention”, which lasts up to 15 days if convicted.
Jackie also faces humiliation after his son’s arrest, the Hollywood legend has campaigned against drugs for years, and five years ago he even signed on to be a ‘Narcotics Control Ambassador’ of the Chinese police.
China is currently undergoing a huge crackdown on high-profile celebrities using drugs, and with over ten celebrity arrests made in the last six months, 42 entertainment agencies signed an anti-drug agreement, meaning they will not hire any actors or singers caught using narcotics.