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Real Housewives star’s son sentenced to 2 years in prison

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Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson’s son, Josh Waring, appeared in court on Monday, September 19, 2022 and pleaded guilty to drug charges, after which he was sentenced to two years in prison.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Waring, 33, pleaded guilty to “one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, one count of possession of a stun gun with prior conviction, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and a count of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, all misdemeanor.” Peterson’s son has been given credit for the 106 days he has already spent in pre-trial detention.

Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said Waring was found in possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine, the outlet wrote.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner decided “not to issue unofficial advice that prosecutors have attempted to give defendants that prosecutors may seek an increased charge of murder if a defendant administers fentanyl to a victim.” sold, that dies.”

The publication wrote that Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies reported finding Waring with a woman in a car on January 6, 2022 in the parking lot behind a San Juan Capistrano store. Deputies searched him because he was on probation and found some bags of fentanyl on him, Braun explained.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in January and was sentenced to 90 days in prison.

Waring has always been in trouble with the law and was convicted of a Cosa Mesa shooting after striking a plea deal. The former RHOC star’s son was originally charged with three counts of attempted murder, along with an increased sentence of attempted first-degree murder, for the June 20, 2016 shooting of then 35-year-old Daniel Lopez outside a Costa Mesa home. Two others were not injured in the drive-by attack, according to CBS.

If convicted, Waring could have faced up to 65 years in prison, but he entered a plea deal instead and was sentenced to nearly four years in prison awaiting trial. He pleaded guilty to multiple felonies in March 2020, including single assault with a firearm and two violent assaults that would likely result in serious bodily harm, CBS reported.

Waring’s mother, Lauri Peterson, has in the past opened up about her son’s struggles with drug addiction, including heroin addiction. She told Bravo in 2015 that she adopted his daughter Kennady, who was born in 2012, due to Waring and his wife’s struggles.

“I have a son and he’s had a lot of challenges,” she shared at the time. “And he and his wife had a baby almost three years ago. He’s really struggling and, well, they’re both really struggling. And so [my husband] George and I decided to help and we actually adopted Kennady and that’s why we’re raising her.”

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