Despite maintaining his innocence from the beginning, Ryan O'Neal has plead guilty to drug charges.
If he plead guilty to just put it behind him - let's hope he can do that, and stay out of trouble from now on. If he is guilty let us hope the treatment program is successful and he can move on to a fuller, clean life!Ryan O'Neal pleads guilty to drug chargeJan. 9, 2009, 2:53 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ryan O'Neal has pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge.
He entered the plea in a Malibu courtroom Friday morning and was ordered into an 18-month drug diversion program.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the case will be dismissed if O'Neal successfully completes the program.
The 67-year-old, Oscar-nominated actor was arrested in September along with his son, Redmond, and was later charged with felony methamphetamine possession. Sheriff's deputies had searched the actor's home while doing a check on Redmond O'Neal, who was on probation for a previous drug conviction.
Ryan O'Neal was nominated for a best actor Academy Award for 1970's "Love Story." Redmond, 23, is his son from a relationship with Farrah Fawcett.