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Stephanie Bongiovi, the 19-year-old daughter of Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi, was one of two college students arrested by police in upstate New York following an alleged heroin overdose.
Local NBC affiliate WKTV is reporting that Town of Kirkland Police say that officers had responded to a call at Hamilton College at 1:51am to help with a volunteer ambulance that was responding to a call of a female who had allegedly overdosed on heroin. The female was unresponsive.
When police arrived, they discovered a small amount of heroin. Ian S. Grant, 21, and Bongiovi were the two students arrested at the scene. Bongiovi was arrested after police had obtained a search warrant and olso discovered marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
Grant was released after being processed at the police station. Bongiovi was released with an appearance ticket. They will appear in court at a later date.
The college later issued a statement to Fox News.
“On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, members of the Kirkland Police Department arrested two Hamilton College students,” the college explained. “One was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 7th degree, and the second was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, 7th degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. All are misdemeanors. In addition to violating state law, the actions alleged to have been committed by the students violate Hamilton College policy. The college is cooperating with the police investigation.”
Bongiovi is Jon Bon Jovi’s only daughter and oldest child.