Ryan and Redmond O’Neal buy time in their drug possession case


Ryan and Redmond O’Neal appeared in court in Malibu yesterday to face felony drug charges.

The father and son duo were arrested this September after an unannounced sheriff’s sweep of their Malibu home turned up narcotics thought to be Redmond’s and methamphetamines in Ryan’s bedroom. Ryan, 67, claimed the drugs were not his. Police officers were searching to home to see if Redmond, 23, was in compliance with his probation from a DUI and drug possession conviction from June.

At the hearing yesterday their arraignment was postponed until January 9, 2009.

Redmond O’Neal is thought to be sober after successfully finishing a court-ordered by two week drug detox last month.

The arraignment of Ryan O’Neal, 67, and son Redmond, 23, on drug charges was postponed from today until after the new year.

“It was continued until Jan. 9,” Malibu Deputy District Attorney James Garrison told E! News, adding that the postponement was granted at the request of the O’Neals.

Attorneys asked for the additional time to more closely examine new evidence brought forth by the prosecution. It’s unclear what the new evidence is.

The elder O’Neal faces one felony count of methamphetamine possession stemming from their joint September arrests at his Malibu home. Officers conducting a routine probation checkup for Redmond (for previous drug-related charges) found the illicit pharmaceuticals. Ryan’s lawyer has claimed the Love Story star was hiding the drugs from his son.

Redmond also faces the felony possession count, as well as two additional misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of pepper spray.

[From E! Online]

As we mentioned in earlier coverage of this story, Ryan has four children by three different women and three out of four of his children have been arrested for drug-related offenses in the past three years. His daughter, actress Tatum O’Neal, 44, was busted trying to buy crack and cocaine in NY in July of this year. Ryan and his various wives and children have a long and checkered history of domestic problems and assaults. His current long term partner is actress Farrah Fawcett, who was home in bed at the time of the September arrests.

You wonder if Ryan is ever going to own up to possessing meth or if he’s going to keep trying to pin it on his troubled son. The two sure look upset in these photos and maybe this arrest has been a wake up call for them.

Ryan and Redmond O’Neal are shown at the Malibu Courthouse yesterday. Credit: Bauergriffinonline

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  1. Baholicious says:

    Jeez Louise, I hear banjos when I look at that kid.

  2. cara says:

    I am rooting for Redmond, but Ryan…he seems like an ass.

    ** you see money doesn’t a cure all, this kid had the cards stacked against him from the beginning.

  3. mojoman says:

    Dysfunctional is an understatement for this family. ๐Ÿ™„

  4. devilgirl says:

    I think it is wonderful when a father and son can do things together- go to ball games, father/son picnics, and of course, go to drug court together.

  5. geronimo says:

    LOL, devilgirl! These two give new meaning to bonding.

  6. RReedy says:

    What a homely bunch!!

  7. Codzilla says:

    devilgirl: ๐Ÿ˜†

  8. Cari says:

    Baho: ๐Ÿ˜†

    I think the stash they found is Redmond’s.

    And yeah, that is one f-ed up family.

  9. Rosebudd says:

    Do not believe meth. belonged to Ryan. He probably was hiding from son. Legal…no, but he probably tried as a means of leverage w/ Redmond. That plan didn’t work. Also, you can NEVER hide anything fr. a drug addict. Ryan shld. know THAT BY NOW. Wake-up call definitely and I wish them the best in a sober life regardless the court outcome.

  10. Sickitten says:

    Rosebud, go to Melanie Griffith’s Wiki page and read the part about Tatum O’Neil’s biography a ‘Paper Life’. It’s kind of telling about Ryan’s character if true. I was on there looking for photos of Melanie and her pet lion from childhood. Yes, she had a pet lion, she even slept with him every night. Must of been a big litter box she had for him

  11. Mark says:

    Yo Ryan! The best way to hide drugs from your son is not to actually hide them but flush them down the toilet. But, uh, that would assume that your alibi is actually the truth.

  12. vdantev says:

    Wow, Ryan f’ed up all of his kids, didn’t he? First Tatum and now this one.

  13. tigerlille says:

    I understand that Ryan is pretty close to pure evil, and my guess is that the drugs in his bedroom were indeed his.

    It doesn’t look good for Redmond does it?

  14. Trashaddict says:

    Damn, Celebitchy, when you headlined “Ryan and Redmond buy time” I thought you meant they were sentenced! Alas, as I read the post, my elation and respect for the judge were deflated. Sigh.

  15. poopie says:

    i thought i heard the banjo music too ! you never know how the DNA is going to turn out do ya? with the looks of farrah and ryan you would THINK he wouldn’t look like CarrotTop !!! i read somewhere that father/son have shared drugs and hookers for YEARS….

  16. Rosebudd says:

    Does anyone know the name of 4th child of Ryan? I am only aware of Tatum, Griffith & Redmond. If there is a fourth, did they escape this dreadful family disease?

  17. THC Detox says:

    Wow that’s crazy…father like son…