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"Real" Kid Real Busted

6/3/2008 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Waring, the wayward and oft-troubled son of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Waring, was busted late Sunday night for possession of heroin and ecstasy and intent to sell.
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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Waring was hanging out in front of a Comfort Inn in Laguna Beach when he was approached by police cruiser and took off running.

When cops caught up with him, they say he was high as a kite. Cops executed a search warrant at the hotel, and allegedly found a large amount of drugs in his room.

He's currently cooling his heels in the Orange County jail, charged with two felony counts of possession and intent to sell both heroin and ecstasy, a misdemeanor count of unauthorized possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of heroin -- also a misdemeanor.

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pityforu    

Mrs. Petersen(Waring) is an example of a bad mother who is happy to advertise her shortcomings for her personal benefit. She probably thinks it was worth it--she gave up on her son--but got a new mercedes, jewels, and a husband. She can always BUY another son.

2243 days ago
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Gr8Scot    

It was Laguna Hills, not a Posh town like Laguna Beach. His bail is 25K!

2243 days ago
18.

PamMatt    

It is a given Josh's mother only cares about herself. However, it takes two to make a baby.
Where is his father?

2243 days ago
19.

Liz    

Damn, how many aliases did this kid have? Tha speaks volumes in and of itself............Get this kid some tough help for about 30 - 45 days! Stat!

2243 days ago
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Brattus Rattus    

Wow. According to most of these posts, only kids of rich people do drugs. I find that interesting and sadly narrow minded.

I have watched that show and she has done everything for her kid to save him. Rich or poor, drugs ruin your life. He won't get better until he wants to get better.

BTW - what does his mom's looks have ANYTHING to do with his drug use?

2243 days ago
21.

Brooksie    

Maybe if mommy wasn't so worried about trying to marry her next gold digger husband she might have given her son more attention and helped him instead of abandoned him! Those moms on those shows were all about being labeled an Orange County Hotties instead of being the mommy they should of been.

2243 days ago
22.

shannon    

To everyone who is blaming his mother shame on you. At what age is it the kids responsibilty??? And were is this kids father??? Maybe if is father was around he would have some male guidance. How do you know she didn't try her best? She put him in rehab and has tried tough love if you have watched the show you would know this. Please don't ever have children if you that ignorant.

2243 days ago
23.

babygirl    

what ever the boys problems may be y does everyone always say its the moms fault what about the father where is he in all of this maybe he needs to step up to the plate and be a man instead of saying it's alway s where was mom will where was dad?

2243 days ago
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mrs dana point    

Trust me....Someone who actually knows these kids....Momma is a jerk and that husband is to....His son isnt far behind hers..They are selfindulgent jerks who ignore these kids except when it suits them....Even the kids talk about how messed up josh is....They use these kids for pity and to screw there ex-spouses and then discard them when it no longer services there needs. These are not good parents or good people.

2243 days ago
25.

marybeth    

I like Lauri, but she HAS to lay off the botox-she looks awful. I hope Josh gets his life together. When is the new OC Housewives season, anyway? I like them better than the New York version, even though I am a New Yorker.... of the NY group, Jill and Bethany rock, Alex and her conjoined twin Simon are creepy social climbers whose kids are monsters, LuAnn is a condescending idiot who is not very polished, although she thinks she is and Ramona is a horrible, lying, witch who will ruin her wonderful daughter if she doesn't get her act together as a mother.

2243 days ago
26.

p1tey1    

I watched the show, and what else can you expect from a kid who's mother puts her happiness before her children and an absentee father??? That is a recipe for trouble! I the kid all the best in his struggle.

2243 days ago
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wtf    



1. Sense when do they search your home when you are found in public high?

2.Why are they accusing him of intent to sell when he didn’t even have it on him and wasn’t trying to sell it?

2243 days ago
28.

They're sluts    

MAYBE IF HIS MOTHER WASN'T SO FOCUSED ON HER GOLD-DIGGING WAYS, HE WOULD HAVE HAD A CHANCE IN LIFE. HIS WORTHLESS EXCUSE FOR A MOTHER SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF! SHE'S A TERRIBLE MOTHER...

2243 days ago
29.

mamerat    

Lauri,it is never eaay to help your child off of herion, I wish you and your family the strenght and with the help of God, maybe Josh will see the light. Tough love doesn't always be the answer.. Love him and pray for him, cause there s a better life for him. He just has to want the help. I'll keep you in my prayers always, and ignore the negativity that most people will write on this site,from what I've seen, you are a wonderful mother to all your kids.. Stay strong and never give up on Josh, He needs you & his family even if he doesn't realize YET.

2243 days ago
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Tough times don't last, tough people do!!    

He'll get probation, Is this what happens when Mommy to busy chasing rich men she can't take the time to care for her children properly? Just asking?

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