Ryan O'Neal's drug denial
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 September 2008
'Love Boat' star Ryan O'Neal has nothing to do with the methamphetamine - known as crystal meth - found in his home, according to the star's lawyer
Ryan O'Neal has nothing to do with the drugs found in his home, says his lawyer.
The 'Love Boat' actor was arrested on Wednesday (17.09.08) after police discovered what they believed to be methamphetamine - known as crystal meth - in his bedroom.
The officers were conducting a sweep of the property to ensure Ryan's 23-year-old son Redmond - who was also arrested following the raid - was adhering to his probation conditions, relating to previous drug offences.
The 67-year-old actor's attorney Mark Werksman is adamant Ryan is innocent.
He said: "Those were not Ryan's drugs, he doesn't use drugs, and has nothing to do with them.
"This situation is very upsetting to Ryan because he's just trying to lead his life quietly. I have full confidence that Ryan will be vindicated."
Sources say the star's partner - 'Charlie's Angels' actress Farrah Fawcett, who is Redmond's mother - was asleep at their Malibu home when the pair were arrested.
Both men were freed after posting $10,000 bail.
Ryan was arrested last year on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm after firing a gunshot during an argument with son, Griffin, 43.
His daughter, Tatum O'Neal, 44, a former child star, pleaded guilty in July to disorderly conduct stemming from a drug arrest in June.
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