Judge Approves Redmond O’Neal’s Release To Rehab Facility
First Published: September 24, 2009 5:35 PM EDT Credit: FilmMagic
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Redmond O’Neal will head to rehab at the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena today, thanks to a judge’s approval of his transfer and release from jail. Last week, O’Neal – the son of the late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal — pleaded no contest to charges stemming from his arrest on April 5 on suspicion of taking heroin into an LA-area jail facility. A judge granted the 24-year-old residential treatment and three years probation last Friday, pending today’s approval. He will receive treatment for one year at Impact. He has been held up until now at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, California. When previously contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for the Impact facility could not give specifics on O’Neal’s planned treatment program, but said Impact is a highly structured program and that patients are not usually free to come and go as they please. O’Neal’s current incarceration stems from a January 2008 drug arrest and a probation violation in September 2009.
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