RHOC Alum Lauri Peterson Faces More Bad News About Her Son

Lauri Peterson can't seem to catch a break — at least when it comes to problems related to her son, Josh Waring.

In 2016, Waring was arrested for allegedly shooting a man and fleeing the scene in a stolen SUV. At the time, he faced four charges, including "battery, hit and run with property damage, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer, unlawful taking of a vehicle and, evading police and reckless driving," per E! News. Eight years prior, Waring also ran into legal trouble when he was arrested for heroin possession, leading Peterson to leave "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and focus on her family. "I was traumatized by Josh's arrest," Peterson told The Orange County Register. "I was completely emotionally unavailable. I was crying continually, and I wasn't helping my son. For me, I really needed to concentrate on my emotional well-being and deal with the aftermath of the arrest."

It wasn't until 2020 that Waring was released from jail following a plea deal for the 2016 attempted murder case, per People. But now, two years later, he's once again behind bars for drug-related charges.

RHOC alum Lauri Peterson's son Josh Waring had been arrested again

It's been a tough year for Lauri Peterson's son, Josh Waring. In January, CBS News reported that he was arrested without bail for violating the terms of his parole after failing to attend a court hearing in September. It was also reported that, in June 2020, just months after he had pled guilty, he was arrested for possession of fentanyl, and again in May 2021, for possessing various drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Fast forward to June 2022, TMZ reported that Waring is facing a series of criminal charges from his arrest earlier in the year. He's being charged with possession and sale of fentanyl, methamphetamine possession, and misdemeanor based on records obtained by the outlet. Sources also say that he had been arrested on the spot as the police witnessed him trying to hide the drugs.

Peterson has yet to address her son's recent run-ins with the law, but in 2018, she offered him her full support. "Josh gets arrested frequently and ... if he is under the influence of drugs and if he's using drugs at the time, I'm never going to help him out legally," she told Page Six. "However, [adopting Josh's daughter] has been life-altering, it has changed our whole entire lives. My contribution to Josh has always been I will always get you rehabs and do whatever I can do to help you medically beat this addiction and I will raise your daughter."