Kate Ward
August 24, 2011 AT 07:59 PM EDT

Redmond O’Neal, the 26-year-old son of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett, pleaded no contest to felony gun and heroin possession in Los Angeles Wednesday, People reports. A judge sentenced O’Neal to rehab for one year, allowing him to avoid jail time. “We are pleased and grateful that the judge gave Redmond further treatment rather than incarceration,” his attorneys said in a statement. “His history of addiction warrants this approach.”

O’Neal was arrested earlier this month after police found drugs in his car. He’s also been placed on probation for an additional five years.

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