Authorities Friday ordered a continuance to announce a preliminary hearing date for Redmond O'Neal, the troubled son of actor Ryan O'Neal and ailing Farrah Fawcett, until July 9.
Redmond, who was present for the proceedings which took place at the Santa Clarita, California courthouse, is charged with felony drug possession in connection with an April 5 incident where he he allegedly brought drugs onto the grounds of a Los Angeles County jail. The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charges April 29.
O'Neal was recently relocated from LA's Twin Towers Correctional Facility to the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, Calif. He is slated to commence lockdown drug treatment in connection with a pair of drug-related infractions last year. Officials said, if O'Neal shows progress, he could be relocated to a live-in facility rehab program in a few months.
In an interview last week, Ryan O'Neal said he didn't think Fawcett would be alive by the time Redmond had finished his respective sentences. (Photo: Splash)