Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's son makes a deal in DUI case

By People Staff
Updated June 27, 2008 10:00 AM

It’s been a rough month for the O’Neals.

Just weeks after Tatum O’Neal was charged with buying cocaine in New York, her younger half-brother admitted to carrying heroin and crystal meth while driving under the influence in Malibu on Jan. 26.

Redmond O’Neal, 23, the son of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett, pleaded guilty to drug possession and one misdemeanor DUI charge as part of a deal that should help him avoid jail.

He was sentenced to three years probation and $1,688 in fines for the DUI charge and will reappear July 9 to face the drug rap, a prosecution source told the New York Daily News.

Drug problems are nothing new for Redmond, who did a stint in rehab in 2004 for heroin addiction. Meanwhile, half-sister Tatum admitted to PEOPLE earlier this month that attempting to buy cocaine in Manhattan on June 2 was “a giant, horrible mistake.” She will return to court on July 28.
– Lesley Messer