Jackie Chan's son released after Beijing marijuana sentence

By Drum Digital
13 February 2015

The son of actor Jackie Chan has been released from a Beijing jail after completing a six-month sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment, amid a crackdown on illegal narcotics in the Chinese capital.

A statement issued by Jaycee Chan's entertainment company said the 32-year-old actor and singer left the city's Checheng jail a few minutes after midnight Thursday.

Photos showed chaotic scenes as reporters chased his car and surrounded it at a toll station.

Police detained Chan, Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai and several other people in August in Chan's Beijing apartment. Chan and Ko tested positive for marijuana, and police seized more than 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of the substance.

Ko, whose real name is Ko Chen-tung, was released after serving a 14-day administrative detention.

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