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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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The Fuzz    

Josh is to blame for his own problems. EVERY kid has an imperfect childhood, imperfect parents. Lauri tried, my heart goes out to her. Time for Josh to face the music on his own as an adult.

2242 days ago


Lauri Waring Peterson looks like that puppet "Madame". You know the one with Wayland Flowers?

2242 days ago


How could he do this to Laurie? She has tried to hard to help him...what an idiot...maybe jail for 10 years is the only way hell clean up

2242 days ago

Karen Debarre    

Lauri, this IS your fault. This is your fault your son's pathetic life and arrest information is on TMZ. SHAME ON YOU! I'm sure you'll continue taping a new season regardless, right? No time to help your son or try to keep this private!!! Your husband is too busy boning other women at his personal suite at the St. Regis.

2242 days ago

Karen Debarre    

Lauri and George have a nice new portrait of Josh to add to the Brady Family Album!

2242 days ago

The Fuzz    

Josh would be where he is today even if there were no Real Housewives of Orange County. The show didn't cause his drug addiction, it didn't make his problem worse. Would Josh be better off as another anonymous junkie or as a famous one? He never would have met Doug Cole & Frank Mickadeit. Those two made a bad situation worse, much more than anything Lauri ever did.

2242 days ago


Happy Mother's Day! (I know it's a month too late, but so what!)

2242 days ago

Karen Debarre    

George and Lauri have people monitor message boards and post bad stuff about their exes and good spin about themselves and their kids. For "clark" (ha,ha) to write that Josh's problems are a reporter from the OC's fault is beyond denial and just a tad bit delusional! Regardless, this is GREAT PR for the Petersons! No publicity is bad publicity, right?

2242 days ago

I call bullshit    

Where the hell is the father in all of this...?

The kid needs a strong father figure and some direction in life- that and lots of rehab....

2242 days ago

Truth B Told    

There is no such thing as "Much worse than Lauri has even done", no such thing at all. She and George take the cake. They hide behind their kids, X's and money (Well now, Lauri just "came" into the money part again). They prefer to do their dirty work in the safe little hiding spot called "Family Court". The things the two of them have done for the shock factor in order to get the knee jerk reaction of the courts is disgusting! They are fighting despretly to hide the truth and day by day, step by step, it's catching up with them. They give human beings a bad name. Karma's coming and it's heavy.

2242 days ago

The Fuzz    

I love my Joshy. I'll save you from George and Whorsie Face.

2242 days ago

I call bullshit    

Laurie is a kind person who loves her family. All the haters out there need to examine their own lives before judging someone on television who they don't even know. Lame asses!

Posted at 6:33PM on Jun 3rd 2008 by In The Know

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exposing your lifestyle on TV gives everyone the right to have an opinion about it......

2242 days ago

The Fuzz    

George and Lauri responsible for global warming.

2242 days ago


i watched the show and i figured out one thing with this kid and his mom. there's only so much you can do before the person that needs the help steps up to the plate and gets it. at his age 1) he should know better and 2) his mom can't save his ass anymore. she's done the best she can, now it's on him.

and saying one group of housewives is better then another is just playing into the hands that divide women. the wives of the OC lived the life, but also were very intuned with their family and friends. plus, it's a new york thing to be in the high society pages "doing good." yeah, i'd rather take my kids to the beach. :)

2242 days ago

St. Regis Valet    

Lauri, how do you sleep at night knowing your Knight in Shining Amex Card is going to let your kid be sent away to jail when he gets a public defender? Does it make you feel good to know that instead of putting his millions to work in getting Josh into a good rehab program and some decent lawyers, he is turning his back on your kid? How do you love a man who doesn't love your kids too? Blood is thicker than a wallet dear!

2242 days ago
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