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Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter

Heroin Charges Dropped

11/15/2012 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Bon Jovi
's daughter will not face criminal prosecution after allegedly overdosing on heroin in a college dorm yesterday -- because the D.A. has dropped all charges.

A rep for the Oneida County District Attorney's Office says it is dismissing all criminal charges against Jon's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi as well as the 21-year-old male student allegedly involved with Stephanie's overdose.

TMZ broke the story ... Stephanie was arrested after being treated by emergency medical personnel following the alleged overdose at a Hamilton College dormitory. Cops claim a drug task force found small quantities of heroin in the dorm room ... along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Stephanie was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia. The 21-year-old was also charged with drug possession. 

The D.A. says 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 them seek medical care.

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76.

Sunset    

She deserves to be expelled from school although I am sure she won't be because of daddy's money.

617 days ago
77.

Zarley    

Jovi..Your daughter should be facing charges of heroin possession .Your junkie daughter will not learn her lesson.Shame.

617 days ago
78.

jillybean    

I think ALL rich or poor should not be criminalized for drugs. Poor girl must have some issues to be trying heroin admittedly I have tried it once (not injected but a line up my nose) it is hell of a drug I think some people get more affected by it psychologically. The gateway to heroin is pills these days not pot. Several studies have noted this and heroin is popular again unfortunately AND super cheap...

617 days ago
79.

John    

So, if you have money, support obama and are famous you can do as you please in NYC or any other city with celebs. Must be nice to be a 1%er. Oh wait, didn't bonjovi support their cause the OC nuts?

617 days ago
80.

Ed    

I hope she doing better and gets some help but she no child and needs to be treated like an adult

617 days ago
81.

UZURBRAIN    

Way to damage her further. Let her get away with it, no lesson learned.

617 days ago
82.

UZURBRAIN    

She'll be in the news again for drugs.

617 days ago
83.

Dianne    

yeah, this will really help her, she and bf get popped on heroin charges, and she walks away. . do these celebs understand that he will find her dead one day, but at least she got off the charge. what a joke!

617 days ago
84.

Lynn    

Another SPOILED Celebrity Brat gets off due to Daddy's money -- Wonder how much this will set him back ? $$$$$$$$

617 days ago
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Susan    

People....learn to read....the charges weren't dropped because who her father was. They were dropped because both were illegally arrested under The Good Samaritan Law. Most police have not been educated in the law. If one of your or your children were arrested with these same cir***stances, charges would have been dropped too. You can't be prosecuted. Most of the articles cited yesterday that neither should have been arrested under the current law. Agree with the law or not, both were illegally arrested and charges had to be dropped no matter what one's last name was. It was a fraudulent arrest.

617 days ago
86.

LightJ    

Oh bull****, she got off because he is a celebrity. Damn, if it were any of us i bet we would be charged.

617 days ago
87.

Metta Worldhate    

Ohhhhhhhh, you're halfway there.

616 days ago
88.

Kelly    

The law is written to protect addicts from walking away when someone is in trouble. Sadly, it happens far to often. They never should have been charged to begin with. It has nothing to do with who her father is. Sadly, his personal business is now public because a cop did not know the law.

616 days ago
89.

chuckbrons    

Nobody seems to want to read the WHOLE article.
"Not charged because of dad, wealth, or white" I'm reading in comments.

Article:

"The D.A. says 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 them seek medical care."

That law was instituted because so many were afraid to get medical help for themselves or friends before. ( And DIED !)

616 days ago
90.

susi    

Here is the law that confirms that there can be no prosecution in case of a drug overdose http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gabriel-sayegh/good-samaritan-911_b_2133485.html

616 days ago
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