Real Housewives of Orange County alum Lauri Peterson's son Josh Waring accused of dealing fentanyl ... five months after drug arrest

Josh Waring, the son of former Real Housewives of Orange County personality Lauri Peterson, has been charged with possessing and selling fentanyl, about five months after he was arrested in Orange County, California.

Waring is accused of felony possession and the sale of fentanyl; and misdemeanor methamphetamine possession, TMZ reported after reviewing court docs.

Sources with the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. that in the January 10, 2022 arrest, a deputy recognized Waring as he was a passenger in a vehicle, and knew he was on parole in connection with an assault. 

The latest: Josh Waring, the son of former RHOC star Lauri Peterson, has been charged with possessing and selling fentanyl, about five months after he was arrested in Orange County, California. He was snapped in 2020 in court in Santa Ana, California

The latest: Josh Waring, the son of former RHOC star Lauri Peterson, has been charged with possessing and selling fentanyl, about five months after he was arrested in Orange County, California. He was snapped in 2020 in court in Santa Ana, California 

The deputy then searched Waring and found narcotics on Waring's lap, and witnessed him brushing the contraband - later identified as fentanyl and methamphetamine - into the floorboard of the vehicle, sources told the outlet.

Waring was subsequently taken into custody and charged with selling fentanyl, based off of the amount he had on him, sources told the outlet.

The charges are the latest in a series of legal troubles for Waring.

Authorities issued a warrant for Waring's arrest last fall when he did not show up to a court hearing, according to CBSLA.

Waring is the son of former RHOC star Lauri Peterson, who spoke about her son's legal issues in August of 2018 in Santa Ana, California

Waring is the son of former RHOC star Lauri Peterson, who spoke about her son's legal issues in August of 2018 in Santa Ana, California 

Waring was seen in a mugshot in 2016 in Costa Mesa, California. That year, he was charged with three attempted murder counts in connection with a June 20, 2016 shooting of a man outside of a Costa Mesa, California home

Waring was seen in a mugshot in 2016 in Costa Mesa, California. That year, he was charged with three attempted murder counts in connection with a June 20, 2016 shooting of a man outside of a Costa Mesa, California home 

Waring has been involved in a number of legal troubles over the past six years

Waring has been involved in a number of legal troubles over the past six years 

In March of 2020, Waring entered a guilty plea to four felonies - assault with a firearm and leading police on a chase, in addition to double counts of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, the outlet reported. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor property damage and battery.

Waring also entered guilty pleas to felony methamphetamine possession and false personation stemming from a separate incident, the outlet reported.

Waring had been taken into custody in June of 2020 in Huntington Beach, California and was subsequently charged with three misdemeanors - possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and misrepresenting himself to police.

Less than a year later, Waring was arrested in May of 2021 in Lake Forest, California after he was riding in a rental car that had been reported stolen from John Wayne Airport, Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Todd Hylton said, according to CBSLA. Waring was accused of possessing fentanyl, methamphetamine and paraphernalia that was recovered from the glove compartment in the vehicle, according to Hylton.

Waring was previously charged with three attempted murder counts in connection with a June 20, 2016 shooting of a man outside of a Costa Mesa, California home.

Waring - who faced a prison sentence of 65 years to life - had agreed to a plea deal in which he received a time served sentence. During his time in jail, he was assaulted by an inmate armed with razors wrapped in towels, and later released on parole.

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RHOC alum Lauri Peterson's son Josh Waring accused of dealing fentanyl ... months after drug arrest

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