Report: Ryan O’Neal to Let Redmond Stay in Jail

Ryan O’Neal is apparently ready to let his son Redmond learn an important life lesson.

Radar Online reports that the actor won’t be posting the $75,000 bail that Redmond incurred from his drug-possession arrest on Sunday—meaning that he could be staying in the pokey for the next two weeks.

“Redmond won’t be leaving jail anytime soon,” a family source says. “Redmond could remain in custody until his next court date on April 24th. His dad won’t be bailing him out. There is no chance that Redmond’s friends would be bailing him out either  as they don’t have the financial capability to do so.”

Redmond, the 24-year-old son of Ryan and actress Farrah Fawcett, was busted on Sunday while attempting to visit an incarcerated acquaintance at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California. Redmond was allegedly found in possession of heroin and Xanax, and was booked on two felony counts of suspicion of possession of narcotics and bringing narcotics into a jail.

The O’Neal family seems to be plagued by substance-abuse problems. Ryan and Redmond were arrested in September for suspicion of possessing methamphetamine. The elder O’Neal was sentenced to an 18-month drug program in January.

In addition to this latest family hardship, Redmond’s mother, Farrah Fawcett—who’s been struggling with cancer for the past few years—was hospitalized last week, and it was announced that the cancer had spread to her liver.