LOS ANGELES -- Redmond O'Neal, the 24-year-old son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, is back in jail after being arrested for a probation violation.
O'Neal was taken into custody on December 29th, after he returned to the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena following a 24 hour pass, according to police officials. It was the first time O'Neal had been given a pass out of the facility since arriving at the treatment center in September.
He was booked for a probation violation, a felony charge, and sent to Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, according to Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. He remains jailed without bail.
"It's a drug-related violation," according to O'Neal's attorney, Richard F. Pintal.
At a hearing Tuesday morning, L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan ordered O'Neal to remain jailed pending a February 2nd hearing. In November, Judge Tynan warned O'Neal that he would go to state prison for six years if he violated his probation.
"It actually strikes me that you haven't got a clue as to what recovery means. It is a lifelong commitment and it's grinding, hard, painful work," Tynan said after reading a letter Tuesday from O'Neal that was sealed from the public.
"You've got one responsibility and that's to yourself -- to get clean and sober," the judge told him.
O'Neal was admitted last April to a drug court program in connection with two drug-related cases -- one involving possession of heroin and methamphetamine and the latter involving possession of methamphetamine. The cases would be dismissed if he successfully completes the program.
He was sentenced in a third case to a minimum of a year in a residential drug-treatment program and three years probation following his no contest plea last September to a felony drug charge stemming from his arrest in a visitors' parking lot at a county detention facility in Castaic.
O'Neal's mother died June 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was temporarily released from jail so he could attend her funeral, then moved into a drug rehab program.
Fawcett left nearly all of her $6 million estate to her son. She appointed two trustees "to make sure the money supports her son's journey into sobriety, rather than giving him the means to destroy himself," according to her will.