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