Jon Bon Jovi's daughter arrested after suspected drug overdose

Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:36pm EST

Singer Jon Bon Jovi (C), daughter Stephanie Rose Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Rose Hurley (R) arrive at the Pre-Grammy Gala presented by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, California on January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Singer Jon Bon Jovi (C), daughter Stephanie Rose Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Rose Hurley (R) arrive at the Pre-Grammy Gala presented by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, California on January 30, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Redmond

(Reuters) - Rock star Jon Bon Jovi's daughter was arrested in New York state on Wednesday on drug possession charges following a suspected heroin overdose, local police said.

Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive in a dormitory room at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York from an alleged overdose and taken to a local medical facility, according to the Town of Kirkland Police Department.

Heroin and marijuana were found in the dorm room during a search, police said.

Bongiovi was later booked on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), marijuana possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. She has since been released, police said.

Representatives of the singer declined to comment.

Police said Ian S. Grant, 21, a student who was in the same room as Bongiovi, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and later released. Both Bongiovi and Grant will appear in court at a later date.

Hamilton College declined to comment on the arrests or Bongiovi's health but said it is cooperating with the police investigation.

Bongiovi is the oldest of four children of rocker Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea Hurley.

(Reporting By Eric Kelsey and Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Patricia Reaney and Kenneth Barry)

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Comments (8)
wrt wrote:
party on

Nov 14, 2012 4:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dub wrote:
Just another kid with too much money. Handed everything on a silver platter. She should have to work her butt off to go to college like most of the kids do today.

Nov 14, 2012 4:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
plp1676 wrote:
Good thing he was out on the campaign trail for Obama. Maybe he should worry about his daughter before he tells the country whats good for it.

Nov 14, 2012 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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