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'Smallville' Actor Dodges Bullet -- Gets 1 Year in Prison

6/22/2011 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sam Jones just caught a HUGE break -- dude was sentenced to spend 366 days in federal prison for his hand in a MAJOR drug ring ... even though the feds wanted him to serve 5 years.

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Jones -- who recently pled guilty to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 pills of Oxycodone -- was hit with the sentence this morning in federal court in Los Angeles.

Before sentencing, we're told Jones begged the judge for mercy ... explaining he'd lost everything -- including his dog, his car, and his acting gig on "Blue Mountain State" -- due to the drug charges.

The judge apparently bought it ... and said he was cutting the actor a break due to his "minor" role in the drug deal.

Jones will have to surrender to authorities once it's determined which prison he'll call home for a year.

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bozzman    

very lucky guy. 10,000 oxycodones?!

1217 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

Typical behavior. Lucky he is a so called celebrity and got off easy.

1217 days ago
18.

Superman    

BS injustice!

1217 days ago
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Scudrunner51    

A little advice for him. Keep cool! Mind you OWN Business! Read books, work & keep to yourself & oh, don't bend over in the shower!.....

1217 days ago
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karlew    

Lucky boy. Unfortunately he's also a very stupid boy. He may not be back in jail again after he's released, but he sure as hell won't be back on tv either. Well except for a couple of cheesy reality shows. Good career move their buddy.

1217 days ago
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mike green    

Why is alex trebeck standing next to him?

1217 days ago
22.

spyke    

Whiney little looser. Oh poor me I got into trouble and they took all my toys away. You can tell what kind of arrogant little jerk he is by that stupid hat he is wearing.

1217 days ago
23.

Todd    

Apple 3 hours ago

You only serve a full year if the judge sentences you to a year (365 days). If the Judge sentences you to a year and a day you can get early release for good behavior.

He will serve 5-6 months maximum.

He is very lucky.

Wrong. Feds only give 54 days off a year for good behavior. He will serve 312 days minimum.

1217 days ago
24.

Tammy    

@Remybklyn - LMFAO!!! The Smallville theme popped right into my head. hahahahahaha

1217 days ago
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Mary Ann    

Are there any California judges left, that can't be bought off???

1217 days ago
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Nonpartisan    

Poor poor Sam... At least the judge was understanding enough to realize that half the people in hollywood are dealing drugs while all of them are doing drugs. Lol the Black Eyed Peas LA drug dealer told me all about it. There's so much you guys don't cover; like Fergie still doing coke.

1217 days ago
27.

lookies    

3 month and out..I bet he will get in trouble again!

1217 days ago
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jase    

wowwwwwww this is the dude who was supposed to go away for 20+ years. he got a quick 1 year bit which in California is like 30 days. Woooowwww what a break.

1217 days ago
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lanie    

Where do the idiots on this site come from? He's NOT going to state prison, he is going to FEDERAL prison. Read the article - in the headline it says FEDERAL prison.

He will have to serve at least 85% of his time. So if he gets out early - it won't be by much.

I think he deserves more time than a year, but at least he will have to serve the majority of time.

1217 days ago
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thriftshopho    

It's well known that if you're in trouble and you decide to help the feds, they'll give you the "Snitches Sentence" - 365 + 1 (366) days of lockup - Check out Lil Kim and T.I.'s original sentence. Wonder who Dude had to snitch on to get his 366?

1216 days ago
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