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Ryan O'Neal Busted in Meth Mess

9/17/2008 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is no father/son bonding activity quite like being busted together for methamphetamine.
Ryan O'Neal and son Redmond were booked on suspicion of narcotics possession this morning.

Ryan O'Neal: Click to watchAuthorities said they were doing a probation search at the family's Malibu home when they found Redmond O'Neal in possession of methamphetamine and a vial of the drug was allegedly found in Ryan's bedroom.

The father/son are being held on $10,000 bail.

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Divashels........(post #1 FYI) is just ONE of the reasons things are the way they are. Too bad Divashels can't join the O'Neals.......or........just be put away all would be a start at least.

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2224 days ago

Too son    

The only thing sadder than addiction which, by the way, NO ONE would chose for himself or his son, is the ignorance of some of the folks who make hurtful comments based on ignorance.

2224 days ago


Four messed up children, Tatum, Griffin, Patrick and Redmond. Three different mothers, Joanna, Leigh and Farrah. The common denominator is the one father.....RYAN!

2224 days ago


Ryan O'Neal sucks as a father. He has destroyed all of his children. I used to adore him, not anymore!!!

2224 days ago


Farrah's fighting for her life and her men are throwing theirs away...SAD.

2224 days ago

Beat E.    

It might have not be Ryans meth. I used to stash Acid in my parents fridge and told them it was a science experiment?

2224 days ago

B nice.    

My understanding is that not all 4 children have been destroyed by their father. Comments 106 and 107 and countless others seem to know otherwise. I'm curious, how did Patrick get "messed up" or "destroyed" again, you never explained? Oh, you didn't explain because you just write things down in this message box, and whether it's true or not, makes no difference. Just a bunch of know it alls that take shots at other people without a grain of intelligent thought or insight.

2223 days ago

barry Gordy is genius    

It all started with that late night party in Fresno.

2223 days ago


Nice the mothers off dying, and they can't think of anything else they might want to be doing with their time.

2223 days ago

Cat Kil    

Griffin O'Neal was also involved a tragic boating accident in May 1986 that took the life of Francis Ford Coppola's son Gian-Carlo Coppola. O'Neal, who was driving the boat while using drugs, attempted to pass between two slow-moving boats, failing to realize in his haste that the two boats were connected by a towline. While he barely had time to duck, Coppola was struck, throwing his body to the metal deck, sustaining head injuries. At the time of the incident, O'Neal was being directed by Francis Ford Coppola in Gardens of Stone and was subsequently replaced. O'Neal was later charged with manslaughter over the tragedy. He was ultimately fined $200 and sentenced to 18 months probation in 1987, eventually receiving an 18-day jail sentence for not performing 400 hours of community service as ordered.

Farrah has also had her share of wacky (drug) behavior:
On June 5, 1997, Fawcett received some negative commentary after giving a less-than-coherent interview on The Late Show with David Letterman. It was speculated that her rambling, incoherent manner was the result of drug abuse.
In 1998 she was beaten by her then-boyfriend, moviemaker James Orr, after she took several swings at his car with a baseball bat. Fawcett reportedly asked police to drop charges against him, but Orr was prosecuted and convicted anyway. According to the police report, he had grabbed Fawcett by the throat, slammed her head into the pavement, and kicked her "several times to her upper body as she laid on the ground." Other than beating Fawcett, Orr is best known for co-writing Three Men and A Baby and Sister Act 2, and he directed Fawcett's 1995 flop Man of the House co-starring Chevy Chase.

Patrick is probably the most sane one of the bunch but the mother of his children (Rebecca De Mornay the blond babysitter on The Hand That Rocks The Cradle) was arrested In December 2007. She was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol; in February 2008 she was court ordered to complete a three-month program for DUI offenders.

They ALL need to be put on Intervention ASAP.

2223 days ago


To I know them well:

Interesting how they all have problems. Have you any knowledge whether Griffin attended some of the siblings seminars when Redmond was "enrolled" at the Casa by the Sea high school in Mexico?

Its just that all too many of the graduates lately seem to "have lost control of their car ending up in the wrong lane" so they die. Many others seem to have learned all about drugs they didn't know in advance before they got to the high school. Kids start to smoke regardless of the fact that they were enrolled for being picky about food, having sex or drinking alcohol. It is as they somehow adapted the problems of other students.

Several who have witnessed one of the parent seminars lately talked about when Fawcett created some disturbance when she attended one of the parent seminars.

2223 days ago

Illinois person    

How much is Farrah Fawcett expeted to put up with in one life time? Father & son both arrested at the same time? How sad are these O'Neals? One is a Oscar winner that can't pull it together and the other is a faded movie star who hasn't been in a hit movie in 30 years. ...and then there's Redmond who's never done anything with his life except drugs. Given Farrah's health issues, you would think they'd pull it all together once and for all. My heart goes out to Farrah and only Farrah. These O'Neals can go jump in the lake.

2223 days ago


It's a shame that Ryan didn't have his nuts clipped a long time ago. He wasn't fit to reproduce. His children are complete hot messes and the blame should rightly be on their father. He used to take Tatum to parties where drugs and orgies were de rigeur. He hit his other son in the mouth and knocked out his front two teeth. Now he refuses to deal with Redman's (ugh, Redmond is a horrid, but physically apt name) addiction like a decent parent. As for Farrah, Belle you are so right; she was haughty and hateful..and look what happened to her..karma got her right in the a-hole..literally.

2223 days ago


Remond reminds me of Scut Farkus (the bully) from A Christmas Story.

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