Redmond O'Neal Arrested

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Redmond O'Neal appears in court, Malibu, Calif., Jan. 2009 -- AFP/Getty Images

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Redmond O'Neal appears in court, Malibu, Calif., Jan. 2009 -- AFP/Getty Images

Redmond O'Neal has been arrested, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Santa Monica, Calif. Police Department confirmed to Access Hollywood that the 26-year-old son of actor Ryan O'Neal, had been arrested on Tuesday.

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The spokesperson told Access that Redmond was pulled over at 8:45 AM PT for failing to stop at a red left turn arrow at Lincoln and Olympic.

Redmond was pulled over at the 600 block of Olympic Drive, not too far from the Police Department.

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A motor officer determined O'Neal was on probation, and therefore he had consent to search him and the vehicle he was driving, the spokesperson told Access.

The officer found a controlled substance believed to heroin in the car.

Redmond is still in custody at the Santa Monica Police Department and is expected to be processed later on Tuesday.

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The spokesperson said Redmond was not under the influence when he was arrested.

As previously reported on, officials said in August 2010 that Redmond had completed a drug diversion program.


A district attorney's spokesperson told the Associated Press at the time that Redmond's graduation from the program led to dismissal of two drug-related cases.

Among the charges dismissed was a case filed after sheriff's deputies found drugs at Ryan O'Neal's home in 2008 while his son was on probation, the AP previously reported.

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