Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, has been released from jail in China.
He was jailed for six months for drug offence.
Jaycee Chan was detained in August 2014 after a police raid on his home. He had tested positive for marijuana and was caught with 100g of the drug.
His arrest was part of a wider crackdown on drug use in China.
A Beijing court sentenced Jaycee Chan in January, taking into account his time already spent in jail.
His management company, MStones, said in a statement that Jaycee Chan was released in the early hours of February 13.
It added that Jackie Chan’s son was due to hold a press conference on February 14 “to deliver a public apology and explanation”.
Jaycee Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, who was detained for two weeks for drug use.
He faced a more serious charge of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”. He later pleaded guilty.
Jackie Chan is currently on a tour of Asia promoting his new film Dragon Blade.
He reportedly expressed relief about his son’s release and said at a press conference in Singapore earlier this week that he was looking forward to finishing an album with his son “as soon as possible when he gets out”.
Jackie Chan was named an anti-drug ambassador in China in 2009.
He publicly apologized for his son’s actions in December, saying on his microblog account that he was “very angry” and “ashamed”.
The drug crackdown began in June 2014 when President Xi Jinping ordered police to use strong measures to stop drug abuse.
At least 10 locally-known stars, most of them minor celebrities, have been arrested so far, including movie and television stars, film directors and a screenwriter.
China has since banned the transmission of any works by stars who have used drugs or prostitutes. The ban applies to television, online media, film and publishing.
Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee, has been jailed in China for six months for a drug offence.
Jaycee Chan, 32, pleaded guilty in Beijing’s Dongcheng District Court to “sheltering others to use drugs”.
Police raided his home in August and found more than 100g of marijuana. He faced a maximum sentence of three years.
Jaycee Chan’s arrest came amid a drug use crackdown in China which saw several celebrities arrested.
In June 2014, President Xi Jinping ordered police to use strong measures to stop drug use.
Jaycee Chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were both detained at his Beijing home in August, with police saying they tested positive for marijuana.
Kai Ko was released after a 14-day administrative detention for drug use.
Jaycee Chan was put under “criminal detention” for the additional and more serious crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said at the time.
He told the court on January 9 that when police came to his house: “I just gave them information and I confessed because I didn’t know how to deal with the marijuana.”
Jaycee Chan was also fined 2,000 yuan ($322), reports said.
Jackie Chan, who was named an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador” by Chinese police in 2009, has said he felt “ashamed” and “sad” over his son’s behavior.
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Jaycee Chan, the 31-year-old son of martial arts star Jackie Chan, has been arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say.
Actor Jaycee Chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog.
Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of the drug found at Jaycee Chan’s home.
Their arrest comes amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs which has already netted several celebrity figures.
Gao Hu, 40, who appeared in the 2011 Zhang Yimou film The Flowers of War, was detained earlier this month for possession of marijuana and methamphetamines, state media said.
In June, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “forceful measures” to tackle illegal drug use.
A government anti-drug advisor told the Associated Press news agency that Chinese celebrities were being targeted because of the “huge influence” their behavior had on “their large numbers of fans”.
Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee, has been arrested in Beijing on drug-related charges (photo Getty Images)
Beijing Municipal Anti-Drug Office deputy director Jin Zhihai however, said that police were not specifically targeting celebrities.
“If there is an increased crackdown on drugs, the number of celebrity offenders will also rise,” he told the Beijing Times on August 14.
Last week, 42 artist management agencies in Beijing signed an agreement with police pledging not to recruit celebrities with reported drug use problems.
Jaycee Chan, whose father Jackie was named an official “Narcotics Control Ambassador” by Chinese police in 2009, had been put under “criminal detention” for the suspected crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said.
If convicted, Jaycee Chan faces a maximum prison term of three years.
Kai Ko, a Taiwanese actor and singer, won the best new actor award in 2011 at the Golden Horse film awards – known as the Oscars of the Chinese-language film industry. He also won a Chinese Film Media award for his role in the movie You Are the Apple of My Eye.
Accused of consuming drugs, Kai Ko had received a two-week detention term, his management company Star Ritz Productions said.
“I feel very regretful, very sorry to all the people who support me. I’ve been a very bad example, I’ve made a very big mistake,” Kai Ko said in an interview broadcast on Chinese state television on August 19.
Beijing police also said two other people, a 36-year-old assistant and a 33-year-old suspected dealer, were detained in the incident.
Jaycee Chan’s management company M’Stones International apologized on his behaf for the “social impact” caused and said they would “supervise his rehabilitation and help him return to the right path”.
Jackie Chan’s publicist told the Associated Press that he had travelled to Beijing to deal with his son’s arrest.