Redmond O'Neal Sentenced To One Year Of In-Patient Rehab Over Recent Arrest

By Access Hollywood
|  Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:09 PM CDT
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Redmond O'Neal Sentenced To One Year Of In-Patient Rehab Over Recent Arrest

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Redmond O'Neal pleaded no contest to felony possession of heroin and being in possession of a firearm.

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Redmond O'Neal is heading back to rehab.

The son of actor Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett pleaded no contest to felony possession of heroin and being in possession of a firearm on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

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As a result, a judge sentenced Redmond to a one-year, in-patient rehab program and five years of probation, the District Attorney's office confirmed to Access Hollywood.

"Redmond is grateful for the opportunity to receive additional intensive treatment," his lawyer, Richard Pintal, told Radar Online, which first reported the news.

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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Redmond was arrested on Aug. 2 in Santa Monica.

A spokesperson for the Santa Monica Police Department previously confirmed to Access that Redmond was pulled over at 8:45 AM on Aug. 2, 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 be heroin in the car.

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Prosecutors charged Redmond days later with felony heroin possession. He was also charged with being a felon, in possession of a firearm.

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