The son of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson, Josh Waring, faces a new criminal court fight following his arrest earlier this year on drug charges.
CBS News first reported that Waring, 33, was arrested on January 10, 2022 and held without bail before a pretrial hearing. Now, TMZ reports that court documents show the former RHOC star’s son is facing criminal charges over this arrest.
Waring faces charges of criminal possession and sale of fentanyl, as well as charges of methamphetamine possession, TMZ reported. According to the publication, sources in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department revealed that Waring was arrested after a deputy conducted a random search for the 33-year-old, knowing he was on probation.
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Waring was arrested after a deputy conducted a random search
Corresponding TMZ, her source in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said a deputy saw Waring sitting in the passenger seat and recognized him from another drug-related arrest. The deputy knew Waring was on parole and decided to conduct a random search.
The publication wrote that the congressman witnessed Waring pushing drugs from his lap onto the floor of the car. The congressman arrested Waring on the spot, sources told TMZ. The drugs were identified as fentanyl and meth, and the amount of fentanyl involved led to Waring also being charged with selling the drug.
Waring pleaded guilty to assault after a 2016 shooting and served 4 years in prison
Waring is no stranger to the law and has been in prison and released multiple times. He was arrested in 2016 and charged with three counts of attempted murder in the June 20, 2016 shooting of Daniel Lopez outside a sober apartment building in Costa Mesa. CBS reported.
He spent four years in prison and in March 2020 pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, including single assault with a firearm and two assaults with violence, which would likely result in serious bodily harm, the publication wrote.
Waring also pleaded guilty to single misdemeanor charges of hit and run with property damage and battery. While Waring originally faced 65 years to life in prison for the shooting, he was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after the plea bargain and was released on time at the county jail while awaiting trial Orange County Registry wrote.
After his 2020 release, CBS reported that Waring was arrested again in June 2020 and later charged with possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) and drug paraphernalia, and falsely portraying himself to an officer, all of which are misdemeanors. The following year, in May 2021, Waring was arrested after deputies pulled over someone who was driving a stolen rental car, the outlet wrote. Waring was in the front passenger seat and was charged with possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia found in the glove compartment.
In September 2021, he failed to show up for his court date and an arrest warrant was issued for him. According to court documents from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Waring is in jail awaiting his next court appearance.
Waring’s mother, former RHOC star Lauri Peterson, revealed it Bravo in 2015 that she had adopted his daughter Kennady following his struggles with addiction.
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