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Friday, 16 November 2012

Stephanie Bongiovi, Bon Jovi's Daughter, Gets Heroin Charges Dropped


 This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows Stephanie Bongiovi, daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, at the premiere of "New Year's Eve" at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Authorities say Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter is hospitalized after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her upstate New York college. Town of Kirkland police say an ambulance was sent to Hamilton College early Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, after a report that a female had apparently overdosed on heroin. Police say Bongiovi and 21-year-old Ian Grant, also of Red Bank, were charged with drug possession. Both were issued tickets and ordered to appear in court at a later date.  

Jon Bon Jovi's daughter is off the hook in her heroin case.

Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, won't face charges after allegedly overdosing on heroin in a dorm room at Hamilton College in upstate New York, thanks to a new good Samaritan drug law passed last year, prosecutors said Thursday.
Ian Grant, 21, the male friend who called 911, also caught the same break.
"People will say she got away with murder because of who she is, but this law was passed so people don't watch somebody die because they're afraid of jail," Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara told the Daily News.
"And you don't want the person overdosing to say, 'No, don't call,'" he added.
He said Bongiovi would still be in hot water if she possessed a minimum of 8 ounces of heroin, but she did not.
"It was an insignicant amount. Heroin does not weigh that much in the first place," he told The News.
The decision means the co-eds can toss the tickets ordering them to appear in court Dec. 4.
"We're prohibited by law from prosecuting," McNamara said. "We had no other choice but to dismiss the case."
Police said Wednesday that Bongiovi, the only daughter of the legendary rocker, was unresponsive when help arrived at the Dunham Hall dorm shortly before 2 a.m.
She was rushed to a hospital as investigators found heroin at the scene and recovered marijuana and glassine envelopes after obtaining a search warrant.
She was charged with misdemeanor possession of heroin, misdemeanor marijuana possession, criminally using drug paraphernalia, police said.
Grant was booked at the Kirkland police station on misdemeanor drug posession and released back to Hamilton.

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