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Fawcett's son jailed on parole violation

By Jo Piazza, Special to CNN
Redmond O'Neall is the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett.
Redmond O'Neall is the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Redmond O'Neal is the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett
  • He is back in jail after violating his parole with a drug related charge
  • O'Neal was completing a court mandated rehabilitation program for the previous offense
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(CNN) -- Redmond O'Neal, son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, is back in jail after violating his parole with a drug-related charge last week.

O'Neal and his father were arrested in September 2008 when police found methamphetamine during a probation search intended for Redmond at the Malibu home of Ryan O'Neal.

Last week, on Dec. 29, Redmond O'Neal was ordered back into custody by the Los Angeles County Drug Court following a drug-related probation violation, his attorney told CNN. The violation occurred while he was completing a court-mandated rehabilitation program for the previous offense.

He was ordered by a judge on Tuesday to spend 30 days in an in-custody treatment module at the Los Angeles County jail, according to O'Neal's attorney Richard Pintal.

The judge will review his client's progress on Feb. 2, Pintal said.

Last April, a Los Angeles judge placed O'Neal, 24, in an intensive drug rehabilitation program that included in-custody treatment at Wayside Honor Ranch.

In May, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Tony Estradas said that O'Neal could face up to four years in prison if he failed to complete the rehabilitation program.

O'Neal began rehabilitation in September at the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena. He was ordered to undergo treatment for one year. He was in the process of completing his treatment at Impact when he most recently violated his probation.

His mother, Fawcett, died of cancer on June 25, 2009. She was 62.