EXCLUSIVE: Redmond O'Neal Arrested as His Mom Farrah Fawcett Fights For Life

Apr. 5 2009, Published 6:29 a.m. ET

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Redmond O'Neal was arrested on drug charges at 9:30am Sunday morning while visiting a friend in jail, has learned exclusively.

The troubled son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal bolted from rehab just days ago, a story also first reported on

According to a spokesperson with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Redmond was driving with a friend when the police stopped him in the visitor's parking lot on a routine check. The officer approached the car and asked if Redmond was in possession of drugs. Redmond admitted he was and the police searched the car and confirmed the drugs were there.

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Ironically, Redmond and his pals were attempting to visit a friend at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California (north of Los Angeles) when he was popped by police.

Redmond has been charged with possession of a controlled substance on jail property.

He remains behind bars.

Redmond's latest run-in with the law comes as Farrah fights for her life in a Los Angeles-area hospital. Redmond has battled drug addiction for years and been in and out of rehab.

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Farrah is critical but stable, say sources close to friends and family. Redmond had visited her as recently as Friday, but the sources tell that she has been unconscious for days. Ryan has also visited her.

The Charlie's Angel star recently returned from Germany where she has been reportedly undergoing experimental stem-cell treatment. Now sources close to Farrah are coming forward to tell that Farrah was seriously ill in Germany but insisted on coming home. She was hospitalized within days of returning to the U.S.

Farrah was diagnosed with anal cancer in September, 2006, according to published reports. She was later pronounced cancer-free at a press conference in February 2007.

Click here to see photos of Farrah through the years

Redmond was arrested on drug charges along with his dad Ryan late in 2008. Ryan pleaded guilty in January 2009 to possession of methamphetamine.

Farrah and Ryan had a tumultuous relationship for years and never married. But in the past few years they have grown closer as she was there for him when he was diagnosed with leukemia and he was devastated when she was stricken with cancer. (Photo: Splash News)



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