On the bright side, maybe Redmond O'Neal will get more time to spend with his incarcerated pal...
The 24-year-old son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett was charged today with a single felony count of drug possession following a weekend bust. In what can only be described as the ultimate boneheaded move, the younger O'Neal got caught packing what authorities believe was heroin while trying to visit a buddy in a Southern California lockup.
Redmond had been set to be arraigned Tuesday but it was postponed until April 24. He remains in custody on $75,000 bail.
O'Neal made the wrong kind of headlines just as his mom was being treated at an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital for complications from a procedure as part of her three-year battle with cancer.
This is the second drug arrest in the past six months for Redmond, whose attempts to follow his folks into acting has been thwarted by his habit.
He was already on three years' probation for drug possession and misdemeanor driving under the influence when he was arrested last September for possession of methamphetamines during a routine probation check at his house. He subsequently entered a two-week detox program.