Bon Jovi's Daughter to Face No Legal Recourse after Heroin Overdose
Bon Jovi's daughter, Stephanie Bongiovi was arrested after an alleged heroin overdose in the early hours of Wednesday morning (Nov, 14th). But, due to new good Samaritan drug law passed last year, she won't face charges, prosecutors said Thursday.
"People will say she got away with murder because of who she is, but this law was passed so people don't watch somebody die because they're afraid of jail," Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara told the Daily News. "And you don't want the person overdosing to say, 'No, don't call,'" he added. Ian Grant, 21, the male friend who called 911, is also exempt under the same law. "It was an insignificant amount. Heroin does not weigh that much in the first place," he told The News." We're prohibited by law from prosecuting," McNamara said. "We had no other choice but to dismiss the case." If it hadn't been an insignificant amount, i.e., 8 ounces of over, they pair would have been in trouble, but alas, they weren't in possession of enough to warrant further action.
She was initially charged with misdemeanour possession of heroin, misdemeanour marijuana possession, and criminally using drug paraphernalia, police said. Grant was booked at the Kirkland police station on misdemeanour drug possession and released back to Hamilton.