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Redmond O’Neal faces new drug charge

Prosecutors charged the son of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett on Tuesday with a felony count of bringing drugs to a jail.It was the latest legal problem for Redmond O’Neal, who was arrested Sunday while out on bail in another case. Sheriff’s deputies who stopped O’Neal at a security checkpoint said the 24-year-old was carrying heroin while taking a friend to a Los Angeles area jail.He rema
/ Source: The Associated Press

Prosecutors charged the son of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett on Tuesday with a felony count of bringing drugs to a jail.

It was the latest legal problem for Redmond O’Neal, who was arrested Sunday while out on bail in another case. Sheriff’s deputies who stopped O’Neal at a security checkpoint said the 24-year-old was carrying heroin while taking a friend to a Los Angeles area jail.

He remained in custody Tuesday, held on $75,000 bail. His arraignment was postponed until April 24.

O’Neal’s lawyer did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment Tuesday.

Prosecutors amended their initial complaint to note that O’Neal was already on bail for a drug arrest last year in a case involving his father.

Redmond and Ryan O’Neal were arrested last year at the actor’s Malibu home after deputies said they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a search. Redmond O’Neal was on probation for a previous drug conviction and has pleaded not guilty in that case.

Ryan O’Neal pleaded guilty in the case and was ordered into an 18-month drug diversion program. He was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for 1970’s “Love Story.”

Fawcett is recovering from complications from a medical procedure to treat anal cancer that has spread to her liver.