Redmond O’Neal, the troubled son of Ryan O’Neal and ailing Farrah Fawcett, will appear at the Newhall Municipal Court in Santa Clarita, California at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to answer charges that he was carrying heroin and xanax on him when he was visiting a friend at a county jail Sunday. It’s a story that RadarOnline.com was first to break over the weekend.
The 24-year-old, currently in custody at a local jail, has been in and out of drug rehab several times and fled from one last week. That story was also exclusively reported first on RadarOnline.com.
Redmond was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the visitors parking lot of the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California and held on $25,000 bail after being charged with possession of a controlled substance. While police can — and do — routinely search the cars of visitors to the Pitchess Detention Center, sources close to the situation told RadarOnline.com that Redmond, who was driving, was acting erratically and drew attention to himself.
While some reports have said he was accompanying friends who were visiting a buddy in jail, RadarOnline.com learned that Redmond was also visiting the man, who is a friend of his.
Redmond has a history of drug offenses. He was arrested along with his father, actor Ryan O’Neal, at their Malibu home in late 2008 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Meanwhile, Redmond’s mother, Farrah Fawcett, was hospitalized in the Los Angeles area, suffering a serious setback in her battle against cancer. RadarOnline.com was first to report Farrah’s hospitalization. Police could not confirm to RadarOnline.com if Redmond O’Neal would be released from jail if his mother’s condition worsened today — she is being treated for anal cancer. (Photo: Splash News)