A judge Tuesday ordered Redmond O'Neal -- the troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett -- back to Wayside Detention Center for at least thirty days, where he will focus on relapse prevention following his December 29th arrest involving drugs.
As RadarOnline.com was first to report, O'Neal was taken into custody December 29 because of suspicion he violated conditions of his drug-related probation while on a 24-hour pass from court-ordered drug rehab. It was his first pass out of the facility.
Wearing jailhouse blues, O'Neal appeared in court Tuesday morning before Judge Michael Tynan for a status update on his rehab.
Prior to his latest arrest, Redmond had been clean for six months after battling drug problems for years.
As Redmond appeared in court on Tuesday, Judge Tynan read a letter that O'Neal had written the judge. The letter appeared to be at least 4 pages front and back. "I read a rather thoughtful letter," the judge said. Tynan said he "wouldn't go into the family stuff in the letter, but you (Redmond) mention pride and how proud your family, friends, and girlfriend are of you and then you let them down."
Tynan said that "home" is the trigger for Redmond's recent relapse. "You are going to stay somewhere at some point. Recovery isn't a walk in the park, you have a responsibility to yourself to stay sober, not your family." Redmond said, "I have to go somewhere on my own."
He's now facing up to six years in prison because his latest arrest violates probation terms of a previous drug offense.
O'Neal's next appearance in front of Judge Tynan will be on February 2nd.