Superman has left the building. Sam Jones III, an actor who played Clark Kent’s BFF for the first three seasons of Smallville, has been sentenced to a year in jail. As for the reason? His role in a drug ring! Before the sentencing Sam plead to the judge for mercy that he already lost everything but as it turns out, he was ordered to prison for an entire year.
In court, Sam plead guilty to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. The prosecutor, as reported by TMZ, wanted him to serve five years but he was actually sentenced to 366 days behind bars. The judge showed leniency as a result of Sam pleading mercy and indicated he was cutting the actor a break because of his minor role in the drug deal.
This prompted Sam to hit up his Twitter feed yesterday. He Tweeted, “Just got out of court! God is Great!! #FAITH!!!”
Apparently, once Sam serves his jail term, he has to serve three years of supervised probation, according to E! News. This is all the result of a drug bust in 2009 at his Canoga, California home. There was an alert about drug ring trading for the illegal purchase and distribution of the painkiller.
Prosecutors indicated Sam was a co-conspirator in the drug ring also known as the “Hollywood Connection.” He was found guilty last December. Right now he remains free on bond until it’s determined which prison he’ll serve and at that point, he’ll have to surrender to authorities.