Ryan O’Neal and son arrested in drug search

Ryan and Redmond O'NealRyan O’Neal and his 23-year-old son Redmond were arrested Wednesday morning during a probation search at O’Neal’s Malibu home. Redmond O’Neal, whose mother is Farrah Fawcett, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was on probation stemming back to an arrest in January, when he was caught driving with methamphetamine and heroin. A vial of drugs was also found in his father’s bedroom yesterday, said a Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman. This is just the latest brush with the law for the O’Neal family. Last year, Ryan was arrested for firing a gun during a domestic dispute involving another son, Griffin. All of O’Neal’s children have struggled with drug addiction, including his Oscar-winning daughter, Tatum, who was charged with possession of cocaine in June. Redmond was in and out of rehab as a teenager. Both Ryan and Redmond have been released from jail on $10,000 bail each. Ryan, who once held A-list movie star status, appears on the hit TV series Bones as the lead character’s jailbird father.

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  1. Nancy • September 18, 2008 @ 4:24 PM

    No wonder why Farrah got the heck out of there! And for the record, Ryan was arrested last year for firing his gun to ‘scare’ his other son, Griffin because Griffin tied Redmond to the staircase so that he COULDN’T get drugs!!

  2. Lexie • September 18, 2008 @ 4:35 PM

    Farrah didn’t get out of there soon enough – she gave him another son to abuse first. And she knew he was an abusive father – he kicked Tatum and Griffin out of his house when they were teens because Farrah didn’t want them around. They had to find an apartment – they couldn’t go to their mom because she was a druggie too (she’s dead now).

  3. Jo-Anne. • September 20, 2008 @ 7:28 PM

    So sad to see this family struggling with their addictions, with all their resources surely they could get ongoing assistance in a program that would address their many issues.

  4. Alex • September 20, 2008 @ 9:01 PM

    Nice mug shot Ryan! Your kid looks stoned in his shot, though.

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