Lauri Peterson’s Son Josh Waring Faces Two New Drug Charges a Year After Release From Jail, Details of RHOC Alum’s Charges Revealed

by Lindsay Cronin
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RHOC Alum Josh Waring Faces New Drug Charges After Pleading Guilty To Shooting, Accused Of Possessing Fentanyl And Methamphetamine

Josh Waring has picked up two new drug charges.

After reportedly changing his life after pleading guilty to a shooting in Costa Mesa last year, the former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, and son of Lauri Peterson, has seemingly taken a turn for the worse.

According to a report from KFI AM 640, court records obtained on August 12 revealed that Josh, 32, has been arrested twice since March 2020, when he was released from jail following a slew of attempted murder charges for the June 2016 shooting of Daniel Lopez in Costa Mesa.

In June 2020, just three months after he was released from jail after spending nearly four years behind bars, Josh was arrested in Huntington Beach. A short time later, he was charged with several misdemeanors, including single counts of possession of a controlled substance, which was said to be fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia. He was also accused of falsely representing himself to an officer.

Then, in May of this year, Josh was arrested in Lake Forest after being pulled over with another man, who was driving a rental car that had been reported stolen. According to Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Hylton, Josh, who was seated in the passenger’s seat, was accused of possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

At the time of his plea deal last year, Josh was facing 65 years to life behind bars. However, after agreeing to plead guilty to numerous felonies, including single counts of assault with a firearm and leading police on a chase, and two counts of assault with force, as well as misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run with property damage and battery, he was sentenced to time served.

Following the trial, Lauri revealed Josh hoped to pursue a career in law, and Orange County Superior Court Judge Jonathan Fish said Josh was a changed man.

“I think you’ve matured a lot,” the judge told Josh. “A lot of that, if we’re being honest, is you’re not on methamphetamine. It is like there’s two Josh Warings.”

Josh is expected to appear in court on Friday.