Stephanie Bongiovi, the 19-year-old daughter of singer Jon Bon Jovi, was arrested on her college campus Wednesday morning (November 14th) on charges of drug possession. Stephanie, whose last name is the real family last name, and a fellow student were taken into custody after police responded to a report of an unresponsive female at Hamilton College who had allegedly overdosed on heroin.
Stephanie was taken to a local hospital to recover, but in the meantime she and 21-year-old Ian Grant were arrested after police found marijuana, a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia in her dorm room.
- The two students were booked on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia. She will appear in court at a later date.
- Hamilton College released a statement which read in part, "On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, members of the Kirkland Police Department arrested two Hamilton College students . . . In addition to violating state law, the actions alleged to have been committed by the students violate Hamilton College policy. The college is cooperating with the police investigation."
- Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea have yet to issue a statement. Stephanie is the oldest of the couple's four children and their only daughter.
- Bon Jovi the band is scheduled to release its 12th studio album, What About Now, next spring, with a North American tour set to kick off on February 13th in Montreal.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Do you think that children of rock stars have a better chance of getting involved with drugs than other kids?
- By all accounts, the Bongiovi family is a strong and stable one, with Jon and his wife married for 23 years. Would you think that a strong family would help steer kids away from drugs?
- What would you do if your child got into the same situation as Stephanie now finds herself in?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Ultimate Classic Rock -- agree or not?
Nancy JoviGirl wrote: "As far as I know Jon and Dorothea have been top role models for their children; constantly giving back and teaching their children to do the same. Unfortunately, we as parents cannot follow our children around 24/7. We can lay the foundation to teach our children well and they take it from there."
Lynn Robertson wrote: "That is so sad. Every parents worst fear. Hope it was a one off for Stephanie."
Doug Rae wrote: "rich or poor, it can happen to anyone. hope she gets the help she needs."
Naomi Garner wrote: "What a shame, it just goes to show that it does not matter who your parents are or what your background is children/ adults will take this poison and not realise what damage they are doing to themselves or to there loved ones. I am sure her family will support her 100% and hopefully show her the right path to go along."
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