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Redmond O'Neal allowed visit with ailing Farrah Fawcett

April 27, 2009 | 10:53 am

Redmond200 Troubled celebrity progeny Redmond O'Neal was allowed a court-approved visit over the weekend with his mother, Farrah Fawcett, who is battling cancer, authorities said today.

O’Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O’Neal and Fawcett, was arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail, the latest in a string of drug-related arrests.

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said a judge granted a removal order Friday that allows O'Neal to temporarily leave jail for the visit under sheriff's supervision.

The meeting between O'Neal and his mother took place Saturday for three hours at Fawcett's home and was supervised by a sergeant and a deputy, costing $1,285 and paid for by O'Neal's family, Whitmore said.

"This does happen from time to time in cases such as funerals or to see a relative who is gravely ill," Whitmore said of court-ordered visits.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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