‘RHOC’ star’s son Josh Waring charged with felony, selling fentanyl: report

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the former “Real Housewives of Orange CountyStar Laurie Peterson’s son, Josh Waring, is facing criminal charges stemming from an arrest earlier this year, including felonies and the sale of fentanyl.

The 33-year-old former reality star was arrested in January on felony charges and fentanyl sales, As well as a misdemeanor charge of possessing methamphetamine.

According to TMZ, Waring, who was on parole for assault and has a long legal history, was recognized by an Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy from a prior drug arrest after an officer spotted Josh in the vehicle’s passenger seat. was.

With knowledge of Waring’s history, the officer conducted a random search of the vehicle and reportedly found “drugs in Josh’s lap”.

Josh Waring was arrested in January for allegedly dealing in drugs. Waring was pictured in March 2020 when he was released from prison after serving a four-year sentence. His mother, Laurie Peterson, campaigned for legal representation while in captivity. She is pictured in 2018.

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The deputy then saw Josh “brushing drugs on the floorboard of the car,” which was later tested and identified as fentanyl and methamphetamine.

United States Drug Enforcement Agency Listed as a Schedule II controlled substance, fentanyl is “similar to morphine but about 100 times more potent,” and refers to two milligrams (less than a grain of salt) of the synthetic opioid that a person’s body produces. Can be fatal depending on size.

He was reportedly “arrested on the spot,” taken to prison and charged with selling fentanyl because of “amounts found” of the deadly drug.

The Centers for Disease Control reported a 55.6% increase in deaths from synthetic opioids (mainly illicitly manufactured fentanyl) from January 2020 to 2021 and appears to be the primary driver of the increase in total drug overdose deaths.

Waring was arrested in 2016 for allegedly shooting a man outside a quiet home.

Waring was arrested in 2016 for allegedly shooting a man outside a quiet home.  He spent four years behind bars awaiting trial before arriving at a plea in March 2020.

Waring was arrested in 2016 for allegedly shooting a man outside a quiet home. He spent four years behind bars awaiting trial before arriving at a plea in March 2020.
(Josh Waring Costa Mesa PD)

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He spent four years behind bars awaiting trial, and was originally facing a 65-year prison sentence before a plea was reached in March 2020.

Waring pleaded guilty to the felony of hit-and-run with a shotgun, escaping a peace officer, two counts of assault, damage to property, and battery. He was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison, and was released upon serving time while awaiting trial.

In October 2019, Waring made headlines after was beaten several times by a fellow prisoner, The prisoner was bleeding profusely after being cut several times on his face and chest with a razor blade.

At that time, Waring claimed that the correctional officers were guilty To fight and set it up. He also claimed that the corrections officers were trying to hide their alleged negligence.

Shortly after his release from prison, Waring sued Orange County, California, and two OC sheriff’s deputies—who had been assigned to the men’s prison in Santa Ana—claimed that they tried to kill him out of retaliation. .

Josh Waring waits during a hearing in superior court on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Santa Ana, CA.  Waring, son of ex-'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Laurie Peterson, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting of one.  Man outside a quiet living house in 2016.  He was released from prison for serving on time.

Josh Waring waits during a hearing in superior court on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Santa Ana, CA. Waring, son of ex-“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Laurie Peterson, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting of one. Man outside a quiet living house in 2016. He was released from prison for serving on time.
(Photo by Paul Beresbach/Media NewsGroup/Orange County Register)

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TMZ. According toA corrections officer who obtained the criminal report from the incident claimed that, after the attack, Waring told the guards that he knew they were not behind it.

Waring’s attorney, Joel Garson, told Fox News at the time that the guard was lying to hide the fact that the attacker should not have been out of his cell in the first place, according to prison protocol.

In June 2020, Waring was charged with three misdemeanors, including possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and misrepresenting himself to police.

Almost a year later in May 2021, Waring was arrested after deputies pulled over a man driving a stolen rental car in the Lake Forest region of Southern California. Waring, aboard the vehicle, was charged with possessing fentanyl, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

He failed to show his September 2021 court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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