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Redmond O'Neal admits to using drugs in rehab, sent back to jail

Redmond O'Neal AP Photo/Santa Monica Police Dept.

(CBS) - Redmond O'Neal returned to jail Thursday after he allegedly violated his probation by using drugs in rehab, according to news reports.

The troubled son of the late actress Farrah Fawcett and actor Ryan O'Neal was reportedly caught using methamphetamine at a live-in drug rehabilitation facility where he was staying as a condition of his probation for previous drug charges, according to  CNN.

According to the The Chicago Tribune, the rehab facility indicated that O'Neal had accessed a payphone and had drugs delivered to the facility.

After O'Neal, 26, admitted in court yesterday to using drugs in rehab his probation was revoked and he was taken into custody, the paper reported.

The 26-year-old will return to court on October 7 for sentencing.

O'Neal avoided jail time in August when he pleaded no contest to heroin possession and gun charges and was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to spend a year in the rehab facility. District Attorney Spokeswoman Jane Robison said if O'Neal violated his probation he could face up to three years in prison.

Police say O'Neal was arrested in Santa Monica Aug. 2 when an officer pulled him over for running a red light and discovered heroin after searching the vehicle. The arrest came as nothing new to O' Neal, who has battled addictions since his teens. He has also been in and out of jail and rehab centers for crimes related to substance abuse.

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