Redmond O’Neal, the son of the late Farrah Fawcett, has been sentenced after violating his probation earlier this year.
O’Neal, 30, was sentenced to three years in prison for a probation violation, just one month after the six-year anniversary of his mother’s death, according to the Daily Mail.
Judge Keith Schwartz’s decision was based on a felony heroin drug possession conviction on July 10. Schwartz is, however, giving O’Neal credit for the 302 days he had already served.
A warrant was issued for Redmond’s arrest in April, and he was arrested by the Culver City Police Department on April 3. Following his arrest, he was held without bail at the Los Angeles County Twin Towers Correctional Facility, according to Radar Online.
Redmond has struggled with heroin addiction and run-ins with the law for most of his adult life. As the Inquisitr previously reported, O’Neal was jailed for heroin and weapon possession in 2011, and released in 2012. At the time, Redmond’s half-sister, Tatum O’Neal, referred to her brother as an “addict.”
“He’s an addict,” Tatum O’Neal said in 2011. “Addicts keep using until they want to stop. We’re praying for him every day.”
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In June, 2014, Judge Schwartz determined that Redmond was not following through with his court-appointed doctor’s appointments, was using drugs, and was not obeying the laws. O’Neal admitted his guilt and was ordered back to a rehab facility, where he was required to take all of his medications as prescribed, submit to random drug tests, and wear a GPS device while he was in treatment. In October, 2014, after showing significant progress, Schwartz decided that the GPS device was no longer needed.
Following his relapse again this year, Tatum spoke again about her brother’s addiction, and how scared she is for him.
“I love him, but I have never seen a more scary side of addiction,” she told People Magazine in May. “He’s got addiction problems so bad that it breaks my heart. Nobody knows what to do with Redmond. From what I’ve seen, there is no way he’s going to survive.”
“I told him how beautiful and how strong he is and ‘You can do this,’ ” she said of trying to get him to quit using drugs. “I asked him, why don’t you come to a [12-step] meeting with me? He said, ‘I don’t want to go to any meetings.’ I wanted to mother him. Now that his mother is gone, I wanted him to know there was a woman in his life he could turn to. But unfortunately the disease has overtaken him.”
Due to overcrowding, and his time served, Radar Online reports that Redmond could only be required to serve sixty percent of his sentence, which would put him out in a year.
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