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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stephanie Arrested on Drug Charges after Overdose

Stephanie Bongiovi, left, with parents

Today was a rough one for the family of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, as his daughter possibly overdosed on heroin in her dorm at Hamilton College, but then was arrested by police for drug possession after it was clear she was okay.

Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was unresponsive when she was found in her room at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Police found heroin and marijuana in her room during a search.

Another student, Ian S. Grant, 21, was also in the room with Bongiovi and he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

Bongiovi was taken to a local medical facility, according to the town of Kirkland Police Department. She was later booked on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), marijuana possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Both Bongiovi and Grant have since been released, police said.

They will be scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Representatives of her father had no comment.

While Hamilton College declined to comment on the arrests or the condition of Bongiovi, the school did say in a statement that it is cooperating with the police investigation.

“On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, members of the Kirkland Police Department arrested two Hamilton College students. One was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 7th degree, and the second was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 7th degree and possession of drug paraphernalia,” the statement said. “All are misdemeanors. 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.”

Bongiovi is the oldest of four children, and only daughter, of the rock star and his wife, Dorothea Hurley. Since it was formed in 1983, the band Bon Jovi has sold over 130 million albums worldwide, making it one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time.

 

About Nick Chiles

Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 12 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.

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