Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi, will not be criminally charged following her alleged heroin overdose, according to TMZ.com. All possession charges against the New Jersey rocker's daughter and the 21-year-old male student, Ian Grant, involved in Stephanie's alleged O.D. have been dropped by the Oneida County District Attorney's Office.
Ultimate Classic Rock posted that the D.A. explained, "the charges were dropped because of a New York law that specifically prohibits prosecution of people experiencing a drug overdose -- as well as the people who help the person experiencing the overdose in seeking medical care."
- Stephanie Bongiovi was busted at Hamilton College on Wednesday morning (November 14th) on charges of drug possession. The pair was taken into custody after police responded to a report of an unresponsive female who had allegedly overdosed on heroin.
- Bongiovi was taken to a local hospital to recover, but in the meantime she and 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.
- Stephanie Bonjiovi is the eldest of Jon and Dorothea Bon Jovi's four children.
INTERNET COMMENTS at Ultimate Classic Rock -- agree or not?
Maria Johnson wrote: "Had this been anybody else, they would be facing jail time."
Dave Long wrote: "What a crock... Hypocrite liberal retards... Anyone else would be charged"
Scott Moore wrote: "money changes every thing......oooppps sorry wrong lousy singer."
Lisa Erica wrote: "Who penned that New York law? Some drug addict Congressman?"
Carolyn SM wrote: "Lisa, is it better that they die because they are afraid to seek help out of a fear of being arreested?"
Lisa Erica wrote: "New York and other state's " Good Samaritan Law" offers immunity to witnesses in order to promote reporting of drug use in effort to avert drug related deaths. The Law is not intended to protect drug users."
Laurie Sinagra wrote: "For his sake I am glad she survived. They have a lot of hard work ahead of them, but I am glad that the law has allowed them to try and sort this out."
Jeff Arduini wrote: I'm just glad that she's OK"
Keith Starnes wrote: "Get some help. Fast."
Kathy S. Reichard wrote: "I see too many kids losing scholarships over drugs and ruining thier lives. Hope he gets her the right help and not another Lindsey Lohan tabloid."
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