Well, celebrity drug abuse and violations of law are not new anymore but this case is more intertwined than most….
By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles Times
The O’Neals were arrested Sept. 17 after Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies conducting a probation search at the 67-year-old actor’s Malibu home said they found methamphetamine on Redmond O’Neal, 23, and in his father’s bedroom.
Ryan O’Neal, who was nominated for an Oscar for the 1970 movie “Love Story,” is charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. The son faces the same felony count and two misdemeanors: possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of pepper spray.
Redmond, whose mother is actress Farrah Fawcett, was arrested last year on charges related to carrying heroin and crystal meth while driving under the influence in Malibu. He pleaded not guilty to drug possession and one misdemeanor DUI charge as part of a deal intended to help him avoid jail. He was sentenced to three years’ probation and $1,688 in fines for the DUI charge. In another case from 2005, Redmond O’Neal was placed on probation stemming from an arrest on suspicion of methamphetamine and cocaine possession.