Ryan O'Neal and son Redmond face court on 'crystal meth' charges... but get bail for Christmas

Ryan O'Neal and his son Redmond have appeared in court together to face drugs charges after police discovered methamphetamine, or 'crystal meth', at the home they share.

Father and son were smartly dressed for the preliminary hearing at Malibu Court. They did not enter a plea.

Redmond, 23, whose mother is actress Farrah Fawcett, is charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of pepper spray.

Father and son: Ryan O'Neal and Redmond appear in the Malibu court after police discovered 'crystal meth' at their home

Father and son: Ryan O'Neal and Redmond appear in the Malibu court after police discovered 'crystal meth' at their home

He was already on probation after being arrested last year for carrying heroin and crystal meth.

Ryan is charged with suspicion of drugs possession. The pair were arrested at their home in Malibu in September.

The full hearing will be in January. Redmond's lawyer William Flaugherty stated that he was doing 'a very good job in rehab visits so there is no concern of any relapse during the Christmas period'.

The pair arrived at court smartly dressed with Ryan wearing a black suit and black shirt and son Redmond wearing white shirt and black trousers.

Silent: The pair were in court for less than five minutes and neither entered a plea or spoke during the hearing

Silent: The pair were in court for less than five minutes and neither entered a plea or spoke during the hearing

They had driven around to the back of the court to avoid the waiting press and after the hearing, the pair were ushered out of the back entrance of the court by deputy sheriffs.

Redmond was on probation following his arrest last year on charges related to carrying heroin and crystal meth while driving under the influence in his hometown of Malibu.

He pleaded not guilty to drug possession and one misdemeanour DUI charge to avoid a jail term.

Redmond was sentenced to three years probation and fined $1,688 for the DUI charge.

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Ryan and Redmond O'Neal were arrested on September 17 and booked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Ryan and Redmond O'Neal were arrested on September 17 and booked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Ryan, 67, was also arrested last year for allegedly assaulting his son Griffin with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm.

Ryan revealed that he only fetched his gun after his son started swinging a fireplace poker in his direction.

The Love Story actor was grazed in the attack but Griffin's pregnant girlfriend was hit in the head.

Ryan and Redmond O'Neal outside the Malibu court. The two have had previous brushes with the law

Ryan and Redmond O'Neal outside the Malibu court. The two have had previous brushes with the law

Ryan told The Los Angeles Times: 'I ducked and he hit his girlfriend. She's seven months pregnant.'

'I got nervous at that point and fled to my room and got my gun. Griffin came up the stairs so I just fired into the banister. He fled.'

Ryan was released on $50,000 bail after being questioned by police and was not charged.

The incident happened after he returned to his Malibu home from a 60th birthday party for his ex-wife.

Ryan's daughter Tatum, 44, pleaded guilty in July to disorderly conduct stemming from a drug arrest in June.


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