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Sat Dec 20 08:33:17 SAST 2014

Jon Bon Jovi's daughter arrested for drug use, overdose

Bang Showbiz | 15 November, 2012 13:11
Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs during Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, a Red Cross telethon on NBC to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, the storm that killed more than 100 and devastated parts of the U.S. Northeast, in New York, November 2, 2012.
Image by: HANDOUT / REUTERS

Jon Bon Jovi's teenage daughter has been arrested and charged after overdosing in her college dorm room

Police are said to have been called after 19-year-old Stephanie Rose Bongiovi – whose rockstar father battled drug addiction in his youth – was found unresponsive in her the Hamilton College dorm room in Kirkland, New York in the early hours of Wednesday.

A law enforcement source told Hollyscoop that a small bag of heroin, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia was later discovered in Stephanie's room.

The teenager was brought to hospital and was later arrested for drugs possession and charged with three misdemeanours. A friend of Stephanie's is also said to be facing a misdemeanour charge.

A spokesperson for Kirkland Police confirmed: "Stephanie was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in he fourth degree, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia-all Class A misdemeanours and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, violence."

Bon Jovi's representative has so far refused to comment.

Bongiovi – who is the oldest of Bon Jovi’s four children with wife Dorothea Hurley – is expected to be released from hospital today and is pending a future court appearance.

Bongiovi’s troubles come shortly after her father was forced to cut short his UK publicity tour and boarded a private jet to return to his wife and children after their $24 million home was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy leaving them stranded without power.

A source close to the 50-year-old singer said: "He was really incredibly anxious for his family who were stuck in New York in an apartment and was desperate to be reunited with them."

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