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Son of Ryan O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett arrested on drug charges

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  • Redmond O'Neal arrested Sunday at jail security checkpoint
  • O'Neal was arrested on charges of bringing narcotics to a jail facility
  • It was not clear whether O'Neal posted bail, which was set at $25,000
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(CNN) -- Redmond O'Neal, the son of Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O'Neal and actress Farrah Fawcett, was arrested Sunday morning on drug charges, authorities said.

Redmond O'Neal was stopped at a jail security checkpoint, and volunteered he had drugs, police said.

Redmond O'Neal was stopped at a jail security checkpoint, and volunteered he had drugs, police said.

The younger O'Neal was stopped during a routine search at a jail security checkpoint and he volunteered that he had drugs in his possession, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff's office.

O'Neal was arrested on charges of bringing narcotics to a jail facility and possessing a controlled substance, Whitmore said. He would not disclose what drugs O'Neal had, but said he was taken to a jail facility about 40 miles north of Los Angeles.

It was not clear whether O'Neal posted bail, which was set at $25,000.

-- CNN's Ninette Sosa contributed to this report.

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