Fawcett's Son Busted for Drugs

Redmond nabbed at jail checkpoint as mom is in critical condition in LA hospital
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2009 2:57 AM CDT
In this Nov. 11, 2008 file photo, actor Ryan O'Neal, front, and his son Redmond O'Neal appear for arraignment on methamphetamine possession charges, at the courthouse in Malibu, Calif. Redmond O'Neal,...   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, pool)
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(Newser) – As actress Farrah Fawcett lay in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital yesterday, her 24-year-old son was busted for drugs at a jail where he was visiting a friend, authorities said. It was Redmond O'Neal's second drug bust in seven months, reports Entertainment Weekly. Police didn't say what drugs were found. His mom is in and out of  consciousness in a late stage of cancer, friends say. Redmond as well as his dad, Ryan O'Neal, have been at her bedside.
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