Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's teenage daughter dropped

Stephanie Bongiovi will not be facing criminal prosecution following alleged heroin overdose

Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's teenage daughter dropped

Photo: PA

Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi will not be facing criminal prosecution after she allegedly overdosed on heroin yesterday (November 14).

The district attorney has dropped all the charges against Bongiovi as well as the unnamed 21-year-old man who was allegedly involved in the suspected overdose, reports TMZ.

The charges were dropped because of a New York law which states that people who overdose on illegal drugs cannot be prosecuted. Neither can the people who assist them in getting medical attention.

Bongiovi was found unresponsive in a dormitory at Hamilton College in New York, after apparently overdosing on the Class A drug. Police reportedly found a "small amount" of heroin alongside the singer's daughter, plus paraphernalia and marijuana.

Bongiovi was later taken into custody and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and marijuana, however, these are the charges which have now been dropped.

Read More On This Artist

Bon Jovi Merchandise
More News
Zane Lowe closes final Radio 1 show with Queens Of The Stone Age track
Footage emerges of Florence + The Machine playing new songs live - watch
Super Furry Animals add second Manchester show to May tour
Kurt Cobain's childhood home up for sale
Tobias Jesso Jr. shares new song 'Without You' with Danielle Haim - listen
#thankszane trends as Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and more pay tribute to Zane Lowe
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says band's new album is 'pretty close' to being written
50 Cent claims Suge Knight 'wanted to kill Dr Dre' in the 1990s
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...
Noel Gallagher mixes new tracks and old favourites at Dublin's 3Arena
Florence + The Machine debut three new songs at intimate London show
Travis Barker says Tom DeLonge 'doesn't like punk music' and that it 'was a...
SoundCloud claim to have paid $1 million to artists and labels since August

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM