4:09 pm - 11/14/2012

Jon Bon Jovi's daughter arrested after possible heroin overdose

Stephanie Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi's daughter, was arrested early Wednesday and is facing drug charges after a suspected heroin overdose in her upstate New York college dorm room.

Authorities were called to Hamilton College just before 2 a.m. on a report that a woman had possibly overdosed and was unresponsive, police told the Utica Observer-Dispatch.

After a small quantity of heroin was found by police on the scene, a search warrant was executed and heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found, police told the newspaper.

Bongiovi, who is 19 and Bon Jovi's eldest child and the only daughter of four children, was arrested, released and ordered to return to court at a later date. She was recovering at an unnamed hospital and was expected to be released Wednesday, police told People magazine.

She and fellow Hamilton student Ian Grant, 21, who was also arrested, face misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Bongiovi was also charged with possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

invisiblemonkey 14th-Nov-2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
I get that experimentation is part of the college-experience, but heroin? Really?
jmfunnyface 14th-Nov-2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
I have friends that are working in student/residential life at a few universities, and they say it's shocking how many college students are using heroine.

One of my friends had 4 people overdose on it in one semester & one resulted in the person dying.
spartacus 14th-Nov-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
I wonder what it would be like to have a heroine addiction... I think Phoolan Devi would be an awesome one.


Edited at 2012-11-14 09:48 pm (UTC)
satellite__eyes 14th-Nov-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
You don't even want to wonder... it's horrific for everyone involved.
thewunderland 14th-Nov-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
lol :)
jmfunnyface 14th-Nov-2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
LOL my bad. I'm in the middle of my literature comprehensive exams this week so my focus is on heroines right now.
spartacus 14th-Nov-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
ah, nifty! hope they go well!
seishin 15th-Nov-2012 03:40 am (UTC)
No, you dont. You really, REALLY, REALLY dont.

I've seen what it can do to a person. Someone could offer me super-comfortable financial security for the rest of my life, in exchange for trying it, and I STILL wouldnt touch that shit.
spartacus 15th-Nov-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
Heroine =/= heroin :3
suzycat 14th-Nov-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Opiates were huge when I was that age. There seem to be drug trends, every few years the one that's most common/popular changes.

To be perfectly honest, if it was a choice between heroin and methamphetamine, I'd rather my kid was on heroin. Of course I'd rather they were not on ANY such drug because they are all very bad for you, but at least heroin mostly leads to nodding out and drooling on yourself, not violent outbursts. It's the addiction that makes heroin the problem, not the effects of the stone.
jmfunnyface 14th-Nov-2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
That's what my friends said as well re: the trends. I went to a wealthy private college so coke was the drug of choice. It was a drug & a status symbol apparently.

Are you more likely to overdose on heroin than methamphetamines? They talk about heroin overdoses way more than any other drug.
bralesss 14th-Nov-2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
ikr, try x or coke but heroin? LAWD
dancedallnight 14th-Nov-2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
a lot of people get into heroin because they were abusing pills like vicodin/oxycontin, but build tolerance, and then move to heroin since it's the stronger/more potent/cheaper parent of the pills. that's usually how suburban housewives end up as heroin addicts. but still yeah college kids experimenting with heroin is CRAZY

Edited at 2012-11-14 09:48 pm (UTC)
riookierin 14th-Nov-2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
You'd be surprised. A guy I know started out when he was even younger than Jon's daughter here.
seishin 15th-Nov-2012 03:42 am (UTC)
Ia. :/
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