Jon Bon Jovi's daughter Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, arrested, police investigate heroin overdose
Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession after police investigated a report of a woman who allegedly overdosed on heroin at a dorm at Hamilton College in New York.
Investigator Peter Cania, who works for the Town of Kirkland police department, told the Associated Press that Bongiovi is recovering at a hospital that he declined to name. Bongiovi and Bon Jovi's rep have not commented.
According to a police report obtained by OTRC.com, an ambulance was called to a residence hall at Hamilton College and officers were dispatched around 1:51 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, to assist and investigate a report of a woman who had "allegedly overdosed on heroin and was unresponsive." They did not identify her in the report.
Police then found a "small quanity" of the narcotic and arrested a 21-year-old male student named Ian S. Grant, who was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, and later released.
Officers then obtained a search warrant and found in a dorm room "a quantity of heroin, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia" and arrested Bongiovi, who is also a student at the school and a resident of Red Bank, New Jersey, Bon Jovi's home state. The man has also not commented.
She was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, as well as with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the fourth degree and with Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia. She was also released later in the day and are awaiting hearings.
In New York State, heroin is one of several drugs classified as a controlled substances, along with cocaine and painkillers such as Oxycontin. If convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, she and the other student could face up to one year in jail.
Bongiovi is Bon Jovi's eldest child. He and wife Dorothea have three younger sons.