Redmond O’Neal’s Drug Smuggling Charges
Redmond O’Neal, son of actors Ryan O’Neal and Farah Fawcett, has been charged with a felony count of bringing drugs to a Los Angeles area jail, KTLA News reports in a story. O’Neal was reportedly taken into custody after police say they found him to be in possession of heroin at a security checkpoint in the parking lot of the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. The 24-year-old O’Neal was apparently at the jail to visit a friend who was incarcerated. When stopped by officials, O’Neal admitted to possessing drugs and is now facing California drug crime charges.
In January, O’Neal pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. At the time, he was already serving three years probation after pleading guilty to possession of heroin and methamphetamine and driving under the influence.
Both heroin and methamphetamine are illegal or controlled substances. Possessing these substances in any amount is a crime. The penalties of a conviction for sales or drug possession in California are severe. The consequences can be dire if you violate your terms of probation stemming from prior drug crime convictions. However, very often, we find that an accusation of drug possession is based on illegal search and seizure by the police. If your arresting officer did not follow proper police procedures or if your Constitutional rights were violated, the evidence against you could be thrown out and your case can be dismissed.
Please do not plead guilty in a drug crime case without first talking to an experienced California criminal defense law firm. Call an aggressive and skilled California drug crimes attorney at Sitkoff & Hanrahan today for a free consultation. We’ve successfully handled misdemeanor and felony drug crime cases. Call us today.