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No drug charges for Bon Jovi’s daughter

All is not well in the Bon Jovi household. Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter, Stephanie, overdosed on heroin on Wednesday but will not be charged for it, thanks to a New York law.

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We almost want to use the phrase “good news,” but that ain’t right in this situation.

Jon Bon Jovi’s little girl, Stephanie Bongiovi, will not be charged for overdosing on heroin and for drug possession, after being arrested on Wednesday. Congrats?

Bongiovi, 19, overdosed on Wednesday in her dorm room in Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. A friend present at the scene, Ian Grant, was arrested alongside Stephanie and charged for possession of a controlled substance.

These charges have since been dropped due to a New York law passed last September, forbidding the prosecution of individuals who have overdosed and those aiding them in seeking medical help.

Stephanie was hospitalized following the overdose; heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in her room.

There is a very fine line between possessing, using but not overdosing on heroin versus possessing, using and overdosing on heroin. In terms of legality, the same laws are broken, no? This New York law is not designed to protect drug users per se, but intended to prevent overdose deaths by encouraging bystanders to dial 911, consequence free.

What do you think?

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