Redmond O'Neal was just about a week shy of marking the one-year anniversary of his graduation from rehab.
But, instead of celebrating sobriety and a fresh start, the troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett is in trouble with the law once again.
The 26-year-old was arrested this morning on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in a vehicle, probation violation and—to add insult to injury—a red-light violation after cops allegedly observed him turning left at a red arrow, pulled him over, searched his vehicle and turned up pot and heroin, the Santa Monica Police Department confirms to E! News.
O'Neal is currently being held without bail in Santa Monica Jail and, if formally charged, could be facing an extended stay behind bars, based on his lengthy rap sheet.
O'Neal spent nearly a month in jail in 2009 after being arrested for heroin possession while already on probation for DUI and methamphetamine-possession charges. He has been in rehab at least four times.
Facing a possible four years behind bars in 2009, he opted for rehab at a locked-down treatment facility. He was allowed out to attend his mother's funeral that June, but another 24-hour period of leave that December didn't end well, when we was busted for being under the influence at the rehab center.
When he completed the program last summer, O'Neal thanked everyone who stood by him as he struggled with substance abuse.
"My plan is to move forward with my life, clean and sober," O'Neal said at the time in a statement released by his lawyer. "I am going to do so privately and with as much quiet dignity as I can."
Before 8:15 a.m. today, he had just a little more than a year of probation left.
—Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum