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    O'Neals' Arraignment Pushed to '09

    Ryan O'Neal, Redmond O'Neal AP Photo/Reed Saxon

    The O'Neals just caught an o'break.

    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.

    Late last month, the younger O'Neal was praised by a judge at a progress report hearing after successfully completing a two-week detox program.

    —Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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