Actor Ryan O'Neal was arrested on September 17, 2008, for the alleged possession of methamphetamines. O'Neal's son, Redmond, was arrested as well. The drugs were reportedly found during a probation search of the 67-year old actor's Malibu home.
On October 15, 2008, Ryan O'Neal was charged with felony possession of methamphetamines. His son faces the same felony count and two misdemeanors: possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of pepper spray.
Redmond, whose mother is actress Farrah Fawcett, was arrested last year on charges related to carrying heroin and crystal meth while driving under the influence in Malibu. He pleaded not guilty to drug possession and one misdemeanor DUI charge as part of a deal intended to help him avoid jail. He was sentenced to three years’ probation and $1,688 in fines for the DUI charge. In another case from 2005, Redmond O’Neal was placed on probation stemming from an arrest on suspicion of methamphetamine and cocaine possession.
Ryan O’Neal was arrested last year on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm after firing a gunshot during an argument with another son, Griffin O’Neal. The actor told authorities that Griffin, 43, had picked up a fireplace poker and started swinging it. Griffin grazed him four or five times and “aimed at my head, I ducked, he hit his own girlfriend in the head,” Ryan O’Neal said at the time. The actor said he fired a warning shot intended to scare his son. Both defendants are scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 13 in Malibu.