John Bon Jovi. Photo Reuters
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi's daughter has been arrested in
New York state 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 misdemeanour 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
Bongiovi is the oldest of four children of rocker Bon Jovi
and his wife, Dorothea Hurley.