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Bon Jovi's daughter survives alleged heroin overdose and escapes charges

bonjoviJon031711_optBY SAMANTHA NEGRAVAL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The daughter of Jon Bon Jovi, Stephanie Bongiovi, will not be facing charges stemming from an alleged heroin overdose.

According to an LA Times report, Bongiovi and a male companion have caught a break under a 2011 New York state law which exempts people who OD or who call in an overdose.

"People will say she [Bongiovi] 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," said Scott McNamara, the Oneida County District Attorney, to the New York Daily News.

Bongiovi, a student at Hamilton College in upstate New York, was arrested after hospital treatment. According to emergency responders, the 19-year-old was unresponsive in a dormitory shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, reported the Daily News.TMZ reported that a drug task force found heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the dorm room.

Charges against her 21-year-old companion, Ian Grant, were also dropped because he reportedly called in the overdose to 911. The Daily News reported that Grant was booked on misdemeanor drug possession at the local police station and released back to Hamilton College.

Fox News reports that Jon Bon Jovi has yet to comment on the incident but is scheduled to perform at a Dec. 5 concert in Times Square to benefit Hamilton’s arts and scholarship programs.

Stephanie is oldest child and only daughter of Bon Jovi and his wife Denise. The couple also has three sons.

 

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