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Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stepanie Bongiovi Has Heroin Charges Dropped

Stephanie Bongiovi Heroine Charges Dropped

Stephanie Bongiovi, daughter of rocker Bon Jovi, will not face criminal prosecution for heroin possession. Stephanie was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after overdosing in her college dorm.

A representative for the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office said criminal charges against he 19-year-old and a 21-year-old male student who was involved in the overdose.

Stephanie was rushed to a nearly hospital where she was treated and then arrested. The incident occurred in her Hamilton College dormitory.

According to the police report, a drug task force scoured the room and found small quantities of heroine and marijuana. Police officers also found drug paraphernalia in the college dorm room.

Stephanie was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Stephanie Bongiovi was also arrested for drug possession.

Police dropped the charges because New York law prohibits the prosecution of people experiencing a drug overdose. That same law also prohibits the prosecution of people who assist in seeking medical care for the person overdosing, in this case, the 21-year-old male.

The law that protected both participants in the drug scandal is known as the Good Samaritan 911 law. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the law into effect in July 2011. The ultimate goal of the Good Samaritan 911 law is to reduce the number of deaths by overdose by taking away the fear of prosecution for all parties involved.

Do you think the Good Samaritan 911 law is a useful piece of legislation, or should drug dealers and people in possession of drugs still face charges for their illegal choices?

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6 Responses to “Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stepanie Bongiovi Has Heroin Charges Dropped”

  1. Denise Mariano

    Congratulations to NY for implementing the law. The arrests should not have happened in the first place and we are happy to see this was corrected! Our prayers are with the Bongiovi family and our hope is that Stephanie gets the treatment that is needed and continues down a positive path. EVERY 19 MINUTES, SOMEONE DIES OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN AMERICA. For those of you who are not familiar with the Good Samaritan Laws put in place by many states across our country, I can summarize in two sentences (even though they vary from state to state). 1. Good Samaritan Laws are put in place to choose life over prosecution. 2. Calling 911 to save a person's life should NEVER be a crime. For those of you who have commented negatively, please take the time to think…. If it were your child, your grandchild, your friend, etc would you want someone to call 911 to save their life? Would you be pro persecution and the court collecting approximately $600 over you loved one's life? Gov. Christie Vetoed the bill in NJ. One of his main reasons "What if the person calling is not a good Samaritan?" My answer – so what, lets save a life. Those individuals using drugs do not use drugs with their dealers. They use drugs with their friends. This statement by Gov. Christie is intended to make the public think that the persons calling 911 are drug dealers. This is not the case 99% of the time. We live just a few files from Gov. Christie (his home town) and his town is experiencing a drug epidemic just like the many towns across our state. I know this for a fact as I am friends with families in his town who have children addicted to drugs and overdoses have happened. Our son called 911 for his best friend. Our son saved his friend's life and most importantly, this individual will be celebrating his one-year anniversary of sobriety next week. The stigma of addiction is the reason for many of the negative comments. My prayers are with all of you that you never have to experience addiction in your family. My child is an addict in early recovery. Don’t be blind sighted. My child could be your child. I encourage the public to educate themselves. Start by watching CNN’s In depth special this weekend and learn about the drug epidemic facing our country. CNN's Deadly Dose: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports this Sunday, Nov. 18, 8:00pm ET & PT Again, EVERY 19 MINUTES, SOMONE DIES OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN AMERICA. http://www.facebook.com/Nj911GoodSamaritanBill