Redmond O’Neal, roubled son of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett, was
charged with felony gun and heroin possession — the latest in a series
of drug-related arrests. Instead of sending him back to prison, though,
the judge recognized Redmond’s need for further treatment.
He’s been sentenced to one year of inpatient drug rehab and five years
of probation by a Los Angeles court. “We are pleased and grateful that
the judge gave Redmond further treatment rather than incarceration,” his
lawyers say in a statement to People. “His history of addiction
warrants this approach.”
Though O’Neal has been in trouble with the law before, his family has
been particularly supportive of his need for help this time around. For
the first time, his half-siblings and father were present in the
courthouse. Sources say that sister Tatum O’Neal has made supporting Redmond’s recovery a priority.