Farrah Fawcett Gets Visit From Son

Redmond O'Neal appears at the courthouse in Malibu, Calif., in this Nov. 11, 2008 photo. O'Neal is back in custody after authorities say deputies found drugs on him at a jail security checkpoint, Sunday, April 5, 2009. AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Authorities have allowed the son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett a brief visit with his ailing mother.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says a judge allowed the 24-year-old to leave jail briefly on Saturday to visit the cancer-striken Fawcett.

O'Neal's family paid roughly $1,300 so that deputies could supervise the visit.

O'Neal has been jailed since April 5, when deputies say he was caught with heroin at a jail facility north of Los Angeles. He faces two important court dates this week, when judges could allow him to re-enter rehab.

O'Neal said in court earlier his month that Fawcett, who is battling anal cancer that has spread to her liver, weighed only 86 pounds. Fawcett's representative disputes the claim.

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