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Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan to be tried in public

05:00 AM Jun 01, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

Beijing: Chinese movie star Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan will be tried in public Friday for a drug-related crime, a court announced here Tuesday.

On Aug 14, 2014 Beijing police had detained various people, including Jaycee and Taiwan movie star Ko Chen-tung, for drug offences, Xinhua reported. Jaycee and Ko tested positive for marijuana and both admitted to have taken the drug. Police retrieved over 100 grams of marijuana from Jaycee’s residence.

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The People’s Procuratorate of Dongcheng district in Beijing filed charges against Jaycee Dec 22 for providing a venue for drug users. In China, the maximum sentence for such a crime is three years in prison as well as a fine. Drug related crimes in China can carry harsh sentences like life imprisonment to death penalty.

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