Redmond O'Neal is to face charges in connection with his arrest for alleged heroin possession.

The 26-year-old reality TV star - who is the son of late actress Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal - was arrested in Santa Monica, California, yesterday (02.08.11) after police reportedly found the class A substance in his vehicle following a random stop.

My client will be arraigned on Thursday (04.08.11) morning. I don't know at this point, what charges he will be facing.

According to website RadarOnline.com, Redmond - who is currently on bail for other drugs offences - is likely to face another felony possession charge of a controlled substance and driving under the influence (DUI).

His attorney Richard Pintal said: "My client will be arraigned on Thursday (04.08.11) morning. I don't know at this point, what charges he will be facing."

However, Redmond's arrest doesn't come as a surprise to friends, who admit he has fallen in with a "very bad crowd" of late after failing to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

One said: "Redmond stopped going to meetings late last year. Redmond stopped all communication with his sponsor, and began hanging around with a very bad crowd lately."

Redmond remains in jail and was not granted bail following the alleged incident.